When a major export terminal project threatened to bring 360,000 gallons of crude oil per day through the Fruit Valley neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington, along the Columbia River, Linda Garcia led a long fight against the project.
Finding more sources of renewable energy will be critical to battle climate change. In northern Europe, they’re harnessing the ocean winds offshore. Some in Massachusetts are looking to replicate that with some help from across the Atlantic.
The oil deposits in Northern Alberta are some of the largest in the world, but extracting and refining that oil is costly and dirty. Canada is under fire for its oil production, but it’s the United States that buying much of that oil, and new pipelines are being built to bring even more of it south of the border.
President Obama has signed his ground breaking health care bill at a ceremony in the White House. PRI's The World talks with Justin Webb about American health care. Webb has experienced health care both in the USA and in the UK.
Violence in Mexico is not just taking a toll along the border. It's impacting tourism to the country's interior.The World's Jason Margolis has more from San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourist destination in central Mexico.
Researchers in Canada have found North America's smallest carnivorous dinosaur. Paleontologist Nick Longrich joins The Takeaway to talk dinos and break down what the continent's ecosystem looked like millions of years ago.
Multiple sclerosis is actually a global concern. The Atlas of MS, the most comprehensive MS research study ever undertaken, was launched this week. For a look at the latest findings, The Takeaway checks in with the man who spearheaded this endeavor.
Starting in 1882, the U.S. Bird Migration Program collected two-by-five notecards from bird watchers around North America. Today, these cards are being digitized. Guest: Jessica Zelt, North American Bird Phenology Program.
An estimated 50,000 Sri Lankan civilians remain trapped in a rebel-held territory that's fiercely fought over by Tamil Tiger rebels and government forces. Closely watching is the Sri Lankan diaspora here in North America.
Ford, the number two automaker in the United States is enjoying a surge in sales, thanks to the federal government's ?Cash for Clunkers' program. The company's chief sales analyst, George Pipas, talks with The Takeaway about Ford's prospects
Late Monday, a London court found three British Muslim men guilty of conspiracy to murder by plotting, three years ago, to blow up planes bound for North America. We speak to BBC correspondent Rob Watson with details about the case.
Ford announced this morning that it made nearly $1 billion in the third quarter, making it Ford's first quarter in the black in North America since 2005. Ford now says it now expects to be 'solidly profitable' by 2011.