U.S. presidents often talk of their hope to find peace in the Middle East and they practically always talk about their support for Israel's security. But on the ground there, expectations are much lower. And perhaps with good reason.
As coal demand around the globe increases, at the same time it moderates in the United States, coal companies are looking abroad to sell their commodity. But that means new facilities need to be built to get them abroad -- and they're looking to the Pacific Northwest.
Imagine getting your yogurt from a little ball with an edible skin. Or your ice cream. How about your soda coming from a vending machine not in a recyclable can, but rather with a peel you can bite right into. It's closer to reality than you might think.
As the northeast picks up from the hurricane that roared ashore this week, election officials are left trying to figure out how to hold elections in places where residents have been evacuated and power is spotty, or non-existent. In Ocean County, N.J., they've adapted their vote-by-mail system to compensate.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which shutdown several hospitals in New York City, attention is being focused on a national movement among hospitals to make themselves more sustainable, to save money, but also more self-sufficient, in these changing environmental times.
President Barack Obama generated positive feelings with much of the Latino community this summer when he announced a deferred deportation program for young, undocumented immigrants. But as the program is implemented, there's a hole. Those same youths are still ineligible for healthcare coverage under the Healthcare Reform Act.
As New Yorkers clean up from Hurricane Sandy, they're also considering what they might do to stop such a storm surge in the future. It's a common problem facing leaders of cities the world over.
Students at Harvard University, joined by others at some of the country's top universities, are taking a new tact. Rather than change lightbulbs and conserve more, they want their universities to empty fossil fuel company investments from their endowment.
At least one person died and another person is missing, though 14 people have survived, when the HMS Bounty, a replica of the famed 18th century ship, sunk on Monday. It was a casualty of the rough seas and high winds from Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy broke records when it came ashore Monday night. It brought 13-foot storm surges to New York City and inundated cities along the Jersey Shore. Millions of people were left without power. Tuesday, officials there were evaluating damage while inland, people prepared for blizzard conditions.