Energy

The President's National Export Initiative

The President's National Export Initiative

March 15, 2010

President Obama wants to double U.S. exports in five years. A senior State Department official explains the administration's five-step plan to expand sales of goods and services abroad.

Blizzards, Global Warming and Efforts to Address Climate Change

February 15, 2010

Record snow storms, global warming theories and continued efforts to address climate change. An update on where the world stands on limiting greenhouse gas emissions two months after the Copenhagen conference.

Environment: Global Water Security

February 2, 2010

Water is quickly replacing oil as our most valuable natural resource. Freshwater scarcity affects public health, national security and the global economy. A panel joins Diane to examine how control and distribution of water will affect...

America in Decline?

America in Decline?

January 19, 2010

American history is marked by cycles of crisis and renewal. Today's financial, political and social issues have many asking if the nation is in decline. A discussion of how, and why, America will rise again.

The Ongoing Controversy Over Mountaintop Coal Mining

The Ongoing Controversy Over Mountaintop Coal Mining

January 7, 2010

The Obama administration sends mixed signals on mountaintop coal mining. After putting dozens of proposed projects on hold, the EPA has endorsed an operation in West Virginia. Ongoing controversy over mountaintop coal mining.

Copenhagen Wrap-up

December 21, 2009

What emerged from the Copenhagen climate talks: A look at promises made and the next steps leading nations must take to achieve them as the summit concludes.

EPA, Greenhouse Gases and the Copenhagen Climate Summit

December 8, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency officially declares greenhouse gases a threat to public health and welfare. How the decision could affect the U.S. economy and the Obama administration's position at the Copenhagen climate summit.

William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (William Morrow) (Rebroadcast)

October 4, 2009

William Kamkwamba describes dreaming of bringing light to his village in Africa and how he taught himself physics and used spare parts to build a windmill that produced electricity.

William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (William Morrow)

October 1, 2009

William Kamkwamba describes dreaming of bringing light to his village in Africa and how he taught himself physics and used spare parts to build a windmill that produced electricity.

[William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer answered some of...

Eric Brende: "Better Off" (HarperCollins)

August 26, 2004

One of this summer's reality TV series is about a group of Amish youth encountering city life for the first time. Eric Brende experienced an opposite scenario -- his new book is about the year he and his bride spent living in a Mennonite...

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