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Divest Over Global Warming?

A movement is growing on college campuses to divest from fossil fuel companies that contribute to climate change. A former president of several prestigious colleges and educational institutions, James L. Powell, responds to the 10 most common arguments against divestment.


ARPA-E is Here to Stay

The new energy research agency authorized by President Bush and implemented by Obama has similarities with past federal R&D successes, but is missing a fundamental ingredient enjoyed by past technology programs: Market pull.

Duck, Rabbit, Gas Well

The debate over fracking is like the duck-rabbit illusion: some see economic opportunity, others see environmental injustice.The question is: Who gets to write the rules – those who see ducks or those who see rabbits?