Energy

Environmental Outlook: The Keystone XL Pipeline

February 5, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: environmental, economic and political implications of the State Department's upcoming decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

U.S. Oil Production Boom

November 14, 2012

An exploration of the U.S. domestic shale oil boom and geopolitical power.

Environmental Issues And The 2012 Presidential Race

October 24, 2012

Environmental issues and the 2012 campaign: What President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney say and don't say about energy independence, environmental regulations and climate change.

The Future Of Driving

September 27, 2012

A new California law allows self-driving cars on state roads. Proponents promise computer-controlled vehicles will reduce accidents and congestion. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss the future of driving in the digital age.

Widespread Drought And Water Shortages

July 18, 2012

New data show more than half of the United States is experiencing moderate to extreme drought. Weather patterns, water shortages and crop prices.

Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

May 16, 2012

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

Spain's Clash With Argentina Over An Oil Company

April 18, 2012

Spain had harsh words for Argentina yesterday over the nationalization of the oil firm YPF. Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner rejected the demands of the Spanish company that held a major stake in YPF for ten billion...

Worlwide Nuclear Security Summit

March 27, 2012

President Obama meets with more than 50 global leaders for a nuclear non-proliferation summit in South Korea: Diane and guests discuss the status of nuclear weapons worldwide and efforts to control their spread and use.

Causes and Implications of Rising Gas Prices

February 28, 2012

The average price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. has risen by 19 cents in the past two weeks. Guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts discuss what's behind the increase and the political implications.

Analysis of President Obama's State of the Union Address

January 25, 2012

Diane and guests discuss President Obama's State of the Union Address.

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