Wed April 3, 2013
Planet Money

How We Use Energy: Then And Now

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 9:14 pm

A drilling rig near Kennedy, Texas.
Eric Gay AP

Manufacturing in the U.S. still uses the most energy. But its share has been decreasing. That's partly because we've moved from energy-intensive manufacturing to a more service-based economy. And also partly because of a slowing population growth and improving energy efficiency.

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Fri March 29, 2013
The Two-Way

New Gas Rules Aim To Clean Up Car Emissions

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 12:23 pm

The new rules' would reduce harmful emissions, the EPA says.
David Paul Morris Getty Images
  • NPR's Richard Harris reports

Calling them "sensible standards for cars and gasoline that will significantly reduce harmful pollution, prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses [and lead to] efficiency improvements in the cars and trucks we drive," the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed national rules to reduce the amount of sulfur in gasoline.

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Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Man Sentenced To 30 Months For Pointing Laser At Airplane

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 8:16 am

A man in California has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for pointing a laser at a small jet as it approached the runway at Burbank airport.

Adam Gardenhire, 19, of North Hollywood, was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty in October to one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft, according to The Pasadena Star-News.

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Fri March 22, 2013
The Two-Way

FAA Announces Tower Closures Coming In April

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 4:22 pm

The control tower at Troutdale Airport in Troutdale, Ore., one of the towers slated for closure.
Don Ryan AP

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday that it will close 149 air traffic control towers from April 7 due to budget constraints. The number announced is 40 fewer than the FAA originally planned to close. The cuts in service are part of the FAA's response to sequestration, as we reported in a recent story from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pa.:

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Wed March 20, 2013

Watch This: Take A Ride On Denver's New Light Rail Line

A view from the driver's seat, heading westbound on RTD's new W Line
Jim Hill KUNC

The grand opening of the West Rail Line from Denver’s Union Station to Golden is April 26th. Can’t wait to take that first train? Then let’s take a trip.

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