Rick Perry is touting domestic energy production as a way to kick-start the US economy. His hope may be to match Herman Cain's '9-9-9' tax plan for voter appeal – and revive his presidential campaign.
Gas prices are approaching $4 a gallon and oil prices are above $100 a barrel, leading politicians in Washington and statehouses to propose a flurry of legislation. Some proposals strive to quell voter angst while others might balance budgets by raising gas prices. Meanwhile, wind, biofuel, nuclear, and oil industries are lobbying Congress to support more domestic energy production. Many of the proposals are longer-range and thus unlikely to affect short-term gas prices, energy economists say.
Development or conservation? Douglas Brinkley traces the debate over Alaska's riches.
An arctic fox explores fresh snow.
Monday night's Alaska Senate debate was missing Joe Miller, the Republican nominee. That left write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski to field some tough questions.
He delivered billions of dollars in aid to his home state. The Ted Stevens plane crash occurred in Alaska, a state that is no stranger to aviation accidents.
As a 'Blue Dog' Democrat, Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas has often sided with Republicans. But that's left Democrats grumbling and the GOP thinking she's an easy target in the 2010 elections.
Many caribou herds have lost more than half their number from the maximums of recent decades.
Vanishing? An iceberg that broke from the Jacobshavn glacier floated in the water off Greenland. The berg illustrates how fast the glacial ice is melting in the Arctic and the potential for rising sea levels.
The House and Senate both approved budget resolutions of about $3.5 trillion, backing key Obama priorities such as green energy and healthcare reform.