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  • The Latest: Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site looks more distant than ever

    The Latest: Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site looks more distant than ever

    Energy Department ordered to stop collecting fees for construction.

  • Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels

    Costly new geothermal technology could edge out fossil fuels

    A new form of geothermal energy has the potential to revolutionize U.S. power production, if costs come down.

  • BLM experiments with camouflage to hide renewable power structures

    BLM experiments with camouflage to hide renewable power structures

    The Bureau of Land Management is working with landscape architects and camouflage experts to better disguise renewable energy infrastructure on public lands.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Western governors go green; King Coal gets hammered; Divine Strake strikes out; Colorado cons on the North Forty; Mother Nature’s bodyguards; Western wagering data; and energy use and Bush approval: a case of eerie symmetry.

  • Reborn

    With global warming an increasing threat, some are urging a return to nuclear energy, but the industry’s own checkered past reminds us that a nuclear renaissance will be neither easy nor cheap

  • If you've got some nuke waste, you can WIPP it

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico may begin taking hotter waste if the state carries out plans to relax regulations

  • Lawmakers chop up renewable-energy fund

    Congress slashes the Energy Department’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program in favor of directing money toward energy projects in lawmakers’ home districts

  • Tapping into energy's fringe

    As energy companies go after "unconventional" natural gas – such as tight-sands gas and coalbed methane –the environmental impacts are becoming increasingly apparent

  • 'Sound science' in doubt at Yucca Mountain

    Recently released e-mails show that federal employees falsified information about the safety of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev.

  • Wildlife refuge may still be radioactive

    Scientists may have found a radioactive "hot spot" at the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, soon to be home to a wildlife refuge

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