Energy

Nuclear Contamination in Japan

March 29, 2011

High levels of radioactivity in water in and around one of Japan's damaged reactors complicate ongoing clean-up efforts. Diane and a panel of experts provide an update on the nuclear contamination crisis and implications for the industry worldwide.

Japan's Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on the Nuclear Industry

March 17, 2011

Japan's crisis prompts new questions about the safety of nuclear power. An update on efforts to contain the risks in Japan and how the disaster could affect the nuclear power industry worldwide.

The Economic Impact of Japan's Earthquake

March 16, 2011

As Japan struggles with a humanitarian crisis, damage from the earthquake also threatens its economy. Production of cars, computer chips and other goods has been disrupted. A discussion of the disaster's impact on the world's third...

Challenges for Japan

March 14, 2011

Japan's Prime Minister says his country is facing its most difficult challenge since World War II. Concerns are growing over a potential nuclear power crisis and the impact on an already struggling economy. Diane and her guests discuss...

Stacey Lannert : "Redemption"

Stacey Lannert : "Redemption"

March 8, 2011

Her father began sexually abusing her when she was eight. Ten years later, she killed him. The story of a woman's survival, and how she found freedom serving a life sentence in prison.

Environmental Outlook: Light Bulbs

March 1, 2011

The Clean Energy Act of 2007 requires general all-purpose bulbs to be about 25% more efficient than they are today. The myths and facts about what this will mean for consumers and the environment.

Drilling for Natural Gas: Rewards and Risks

March 1, 2011

More sophisticated drilling techniques are unlocking this country's enormous reserves of natural gas. But many say environmental concerns – including radioactive waste water – have yet to be fully addressed. Efforts to reduce the risks of extracting natural gas.

Jonathan Franklin: "33 Men"

February 24, 2011

The dramatic plight and rescue of thirty-three entombed Chilean miners captured the world's attention last October. Journalist, Jonathan Franklin, interviewed the men and tells their story: how they survived trapped deep underground, the rescue operation that brought them to the surface, and the haunting aftermath of their captivity.

Oil Prices Amidst Turmoil in the Arab World

February 24, 2011

Turmoil and uncertainty in North Africa and the Middle East are leading to increased volatility in oil markets: What price spikes could mean for U.S. consumers and the global economy.

Escalating Unrest in Libya

February 22, 2011

The 41-year rule of Libyan leader Muammar el-Quaddafi appears to be unraveling despite a brutal crackdown on protesters. Warplanes, helicopters and troops fired on crowds of demonstrators yesterday. Libyan diplomats around the globe...

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