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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Solar Power Rising BY MICHAEL R. BLOOD and BRIAN SKOLOFF -- Some of the 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each about 7 feet high and 10 feet wide, reflect sunlight to boilers that sit on 459-foot towers. The sun's power is used to heat water in the boilers' tubes and make steam, which in turn drives turbines to create electricity Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 in Primm, Nev.  (AP)

The world’s largest solar power plant is up and running in California. We’ll look at where solar stands now, and the future of renewable energy.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning (AP)

On the anniversary of the BP spill, we’ll ask how the Gulf Coast is faring and look at the future of deep water drilling.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 | 11:00 AM
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The President says he wants 80 percent clean energy by 2035. How will we really get there?

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Monday, October 18, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Can new energy research save the world? The economy? Supporters say, “Yes, invest now.” Budget-cutters say, “Forget it.”

 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A natural gas line, the cause of the large explosion that killed at least seven people, lies broken on a San Bruno, Calif., road, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP)

Pipeline peril. After the San Bruno explosion, we look at questions about the nation’s infrastructure.

 
Friday, July 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A high voltage, 4-quadrant motor controller from Makani Power designed to fit inside the wing of the company's kite-mounted wind turbine. (Credit: MakaniPower.com)

After the gulf oil blowout, we look at alternative energy ideas around the world. Kite power. Liquid batteries. Anything but oil.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

If you’re charged up about electric cars, you might be interested in checking our guest Paul Scott’s blog. He just drove Nissan’s new all-electric “Leaf.” Also, see video of the Plug in America team testing the 2011 Chevy Volt.

 
Monday, June 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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California’s big push for cars to go electric. As the Gulf mess grows, we look at what it takes to get off oil.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Bystanders watch the motorcade carrying President Barack Obama along Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach, Fla., Tuesday, June 15, 20010, as they visited the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP)

President Obama addressed the nation on the Gulf oil spill crisis. We look at Obama’s speech and American priorities with top thinkers.

 
Monday, June 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Workers collect snare boom used remove oil washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill in Belle Terre, La. (AP)

Hard times in the Gulf. Jobs and a way of life now on the brink. We hear from folks living in the midst of it all.

 
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Apr 18, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has urged an end to the blockade of Moldova’s separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Trans-Dniester, located in eastern part of Moldova on border with Ukraine, has run its own affairs without international recognition since a 1992 war. Russian troops are stationed there.  (AP)

Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Apr 18, 2014
This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of the moon, they announced Thursday, April 3, 2014. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. (AP)

Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

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Apr 17, 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 14, 2014. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP)

In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.

 
Apr 17, 2014
Students cheer and wave as President Barack Obama, not pictured, exits the podium after speaking at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, beginning his two day bus tour speaking about college financial aid.  (AP)

The inside dope on college financial aid. The way it really works, who gets what, and how.

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Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

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How Boston Is Getting Ready For the 2014 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

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WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

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