After weeks of deliberation, China and the United States have reached agreement on a U.N. Security Council sanctions measure to punish North Korea for its Feb. 12 trial nuclear detonation.
Reuters/ Aviation Week
Budget cuts that force the Pentagon to slash $46 billion in spending this year would do little to relieve long-term financial pressures facing the military, but it could lead the services to begin addressing the issue, analysts said on Friday.
China will step up efforts to cut its emissions and improve energy efficiency this year after record air pollution in Beijing, where the national legislature opened its annual meeting today.
John M Broder and Matthew L Wald/ NY Times
President Obama on Monday named two people to his cabinet who will be charged with making good on his threat to use the powers of the executive branch to tackle climate change and energy policy if Congress does not act quickly.
Jared Anderson/ Aol Energy
History will be made when the first transcontinental airplane flight made with zero liquid fuel takes place this spring. The solar-powered plane called the Solar Impulse will travel from San Francisco to New York using 11,628 photovoltaic cells, severallithium polymer batteries and four 10 horsepower electric engines. The plane’s wingspan is the size of a Boeing 747, it weighs about as much as a car and has as much power as an average scooter.
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This paper examines the geopolitical benefits of removing restrictions on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) exports to two key regions- Europe and Asia.
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President Obama today officially nominated nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz to become the thirteenth United States Secretary of Energy.