| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Professor James Gates delivers his big ideas in analogies and metaphors.
Setting lax standards for schoolchildren in science classes is like teaching them to dunk a basketball on a 9-foot-high hoop, when kids the next town over play with one 10 feet...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:08 PM
A flatbed truck pulled away from the port of Baltimore last week carrying uranium once packed into nuclear warheads aimed at the United States.
The shipment, bound for a processing plant in Kentucky, marked the end of a 20-year collaboration to convert...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:31 AM
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases that will bring the world's two biggest carbon emitters closer together on climate policy, but fundamental differences between the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:50 PM
HARTFORD — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz chose New England as the first stop in his national review of energy issues, visiting Hartford on Monday to highlight how gas and electricity constraints are resulting in higher bills throughout the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Washington state accused the federal government Monday of missing crucial legal deadlines to clean up 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste at the former Hanford nuclear weapons site in southeastern Washington, demanding a new set of schedules by...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Speaking today at the Washington Auto Show’s Policy Day, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced $50 million to support development of new vehicle technologies.
“The new research and development funding announced today will help support...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.
The President and Mrs. Obama
His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The head of nuclear safety for the cleanup of the former nuclear weapons site at Hanford, Wash., was fired Tuesday after allegations she made over several years that the construction project was ignoring serious safety problems.
Donna Busche, an...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The Energy Department, dealing with twin setbacks in its long effort to deal with Cold War-era radioactive waste, said Tuesday it was stopping construction of a massive plant in South Carolina to handle surplus plutonium and proceeding with an...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate voted to confirm Gina McCarthy as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, ending what had been the longest delay for any of President Obama’s second-term Cabinet picks.
The 59-40 vote was the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday.
Wind energy accounted for 43% of new electric additions last year, adding more than...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
So-called "vampire" TV set-top boxes that devour more power than some refrigerators are on their way out -- at least, most of them are.
Big cable and satellite TV providers and their manufacturing partners have agreed to curtail energy-hungry boxes for...