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Task Force Formed To Explore Burying D.C. Power Lines

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is forming a task force to explore the possibility of burying power lines in the District in response to the outages from the derecho storm earlier this summer.

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A Conservative Approach To Climate Change

One former Republican lawmaker thinks it's time for conservatives to make fixes for climate change a priority. We find out where free-market policies fit into the issue.

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Public Power To The People?

More than 2,000 communities around the country are served by publicly-owned electric utilities. What would it take to have "public power" in the Washington region?


Scorching Phoenix Plans For An Even Hotter Future

The Arizona city already logs more days over 100 degrees than any U.S. city, and climate researchers predict Phoenix will grow hotter still in the coming decades. Planners are taking the projections seriously, and are looking for ways to adapt the city and its residents to a hotter, drier reality.

Candidates Trade Fire Over Coal In Ohio

In a state with huge coal reserves, both presidential candidates are trying to show their support with competing ads. It's an issue that could make a difference in winning the key swing state.

Germans Confront The Costs Of A Nuclear-Free Future

Germany has announced plans for a total nuclear phaseout in 10 years and an ambitious transition to renewable energy. But one big challenge is distribution, and new power lines are planned. Opposition is growing among Germans who say the power-grid expansion will hurt their homes, land and lives.
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Malfunction Shuts Down Nuclear Core In Maryland

One of the two cores at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland was shut down following a malfunction, which experts say poses no risk to the public.

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Environmentalists Push To Shut Down Power Plants

Environmentalists want the Crane and Wagner power plants in Maryland to shut down.