An unexpected invasion of the arctic birds has given researchers a rare scientific opportunity. They're fitting a few of the errant owls with GPS backpacks to track their return to the arctic.
The government wants to build sea walls in northeastern Japan that will stretch for more than 200 miles and be 30-feet high in places. Some say the cost is too high and it will ruin the beaches.
In an interview, Eric Holder says he's open to talking with Edward Snowden about terms of surrender. And the attorney general is unhappy with the vote to block a nominee to a top Justice Dept. post.
Two men apparently boarded Malaysia Airlines flight 370 with stolen passports. The U.S. has safeguards to prevent that from happening on U.S.-bound flights, but other nations are not as diligent.
It’s been three years since the Fukushima disaster prompted Japan to try weaning itself from nuclear power, though that’s a position it now seems poised to reverse. In the U.S., four new reactors are under construction after a long lull.
Don’t call it a nuclear renaissance: The economics of nuclear power are a tough sell, especially in a time of cheaper natural gas.
"The idea that public fearfulness or the resistance of environmental groups is what killed nuclear power in the U.S. has always been nonsense," says Peter Bradford, a former member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Bradford says nuclear plants are expensive to build and hard to finance. Plus, electricity demand is lower than expected.
Andrew Cuomo says funding prison college classes will cut recidivism rates. But critics say it's unfair to pay for prisoners' educations while middle-class families struggle with college costs.
A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City's apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.
Companies want to know what you think of their product — and they're not afraid to ask. Surveys might be annoyingly pervasive to customers, but they provide valuable information for a low price.