Religion Dec. 18, 2007

Science in America: Religious Belief and Public Attitudes

The combination of widespread religious commitment and leadership in science and technology greatly enlarges the potential for conflict between faith and science in the U.S.

Pew Research Center Aug. 21, 2007

Minnesota Takes the Lead in E-Cycling

Five state legislatures took steps this year to curb the threat of toxic waste created by the proliferation of discarded computer gear and other digital junk, making 2007 a banner year for passage of electronic recycling laws.

Pew Research Center Jul. 30, 2007

States Forge Ahead on Immigration, Global Warming

From the Iraq war to illegal immigrants to global warming, states are showing impatience with Washington, D.C., and are blazing new policies often contrary to the feds.

Pew Research Center Jun. 28, 2007

Ethanol Demand Outgrows Corn

Corn is king of renewable auto fuels, for now. But federal and state governments already are racing to find alternatives to corn as they look for ways to use ethanol to help break the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.

Pew Research Center Apr. 26, 2007

States Wax Fluorescent

Lawmakers in at least seven states want to ban ordinary light bulbs in favor of longer-lasting, energy-efficient compact fluorescents.

Pew Research Center Mar. 14, 2007

Sowing the Wind, Reaping the Electricity

In a sci-fi approach to providing clean energy, a consortium of Iowa power companies is planning to fill a big underground hole with pressurized air which would then be released to generate electricity.

U.S. Politics Jan. 24, 2007

Global Warming: A Divide on Causes and Solutions

New poll finds continuing broad agreement that the earth is getting hotter, but few rate the phenomenon a top priority for action.