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Getting Natural Gas by Remote Control

Getting Natural Gas by Remote Control

In Northern Pennsylvania, natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation is being extracted from deep beneath the ground using fracking. The AP's Lee Powell found drilling rigs wired for remote control from a thousand miles away. (March 11)

After Tsunami, Japan Struggles to Recover

After Tsunami, Japan Struggles to Recover

Two years after the triple calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, Japan is still coping with the scale of contamination. Town by town, dirt pile by dirt pile, the government is determined to clear its land of radiation. (Ma...

High Gas Prices, Crude Reality

High Gas Prices, Crude Reality

Since late January gas prices have surged nearly 50 cents as a national average. A myriad of reasons are contributing to the early increase as the U.S. oil industry continues to grow at record pace. (Feb. 22)

Conn. Struggles to Dig Out of Behemoth Storm

Conn. Struggles to Dig Out of Behemoth Storm

Connecticut residents awoke Saturday to more than two feet of snow following a massive snowstorm that left hundreds of thousands without power across New England. One Southington, Conn. man struggled to dig out of the knee-deep snow. (Feb. ...

Worried Drivers Watch As Gas Prices Surge

Worried Drivers Watch As Gas Prices Surge

The Energy Department rays U.S. drivers spent 4 percent of their pre-tax income on gasoline last year, the second highest percentage in thirty years. (Feb. 5)

In Alaska, Beer-powered-beer

In Alaska, Beer-powered-beer

The Alaskan Brewing Company is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a source all too familiar: beer. It purchased a $1.8 million furnace that burns the company's spent grain and makes it fuel. (Feb....

Decimated Ga. Plant a Symbol of Storm's Power

Decimated Ga. Plant a Symbol of Storm's Power

For Darleen Evans, it was sheer terror as the manufacturing plant where she worked collapsed around her. She and two other women rushed into a bathroom stall, she holding one under each arm as she prayed, a tornado roaring overhead. (Jan. 3...

Raw: Oil Rig Aground in Choppy Seas, High Winds

Raw: Oil Rig Aground in Choppy Seas, High Winds

High seas and strong winds prevented crews from boarding a Royal Dutch Shell oil drilling ship to check for any damage after the large vessel went aground off the coast of Alaska. Officials are mobilizing equipment in the event of an oil sp...

Raw: Powerful Earthquake Hits Japan

Raw: Powerful Earthquake Hits Japan

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit off the coast of northeastern Japan on Friday. Authorities are warning of a possible tsunami. (Dec. 7)

Workers Hospitalized After Oil Rig Fire

Workers Hospitalized After Oil Rig Fire

The Coast Guard says four people have been flown to a hospital and two may be missing in Gulf oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana. (Nov. 16)

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