Utilities across the country are building dozens of old-style coal plants that will cement the industry's standing as the largest industrial source of greenhouse gases for years to come.
When Garrett Gilbert's big moment came, he nearly panicked.
In the wake of "Climategate," in which a series of leaked e-mails among prominent climate scientists showed concerted efforts to silence competing researchers and manipulate the peer-review process, one would think scientists as a group would be increasingly cognizant of the tone and content of their communications. But at least one well-known scientist seems to be exactly the opposite.
Dozens of blogs by some of China's most outspoken users have been abruptly shut down while popular Twitter-like services appear to be the newest target in government efforts to control social networking.
It can no longer be denied: Iran is once again holding U.S. citizens hostage. Just as the Islamic regime grabbed the world's attention 31 years ago when it took 52 American diplomats and embassy employees captive, it holds three young hikers, making them unwilling pawns in a geopolitical chess game with the West over Iran's nuclear program.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday forwarded to the full Senate the appellate judicial nomination of U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny, whose self-proclaimed sympathy for "sexual sadists" knows few bounds. Thus proceeds President Obama's attempt to remake the federal judiciary into a den of criminal-coddling left wingers completely alien to most Americans' sense of equal justice under law. Together, these nominees are dangerous to the American legal system.
Eight people were arrested Saturday after protesters broke windows, lights and planters outside the home of the chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.
BEIJING - Public demand for news after the earthquake in Sichuan has forced the Chinese government to relax its controls over the flow of information online and in traditional media - a concession that has weighed in its favor but which analysts say is unlikely to last.