Wind turbines have been heavily promoted in good-looking television ads, but the prospect of having turbines next door has made some people concerned about the noise and disruption. Today marks the last day for public comment on putting turbines far offshore, on the outer continental shelf.
Asian markets rallied today on news of the U.S. government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But Peter Stein, Hong Kong bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, says Asia may be overreacting -- there are still big problems with the housing market and the U.S. economy.
The California state legislature is late in approving the state's latest budget -? as of today, 70 days late. Typically, this would be a minor bureaucratic matter confined to partisan squabbling in Sacramento. But Julie Small says the delay is now having human costs, with community colleges and hospitals feeling a pinch.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson described mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as 'interwoven into our financial system.' The government's takeover of the two giants will have very real effects on mortgage holders, mortgage seekers, and taxpayers. Guest: Ron Lieber, reporter for the New York Times
The lust that once lured prospectors to California is today drawing countless thousands to remote tropical rainforests on a quest for gold. But Smithsonian scientist William Laurance says the thirst for gold and other metals is fueled by both illegal and legal trade that carries heavy social, environmental and public health costs.
The Democratic and Republican conventions are as stylistically different as the candidates. Every convention is designed to within an inch of its life. We explore what the designs say about the two campaigns. Guest: Steve Heller, Chair of the Master's Program in Design at School of Visual Arts in New York