In recent years, public support for labor unions has begun to wane. Will this trend continue as state and local governments face budget challenges? Protests in Wisconsin may be an indicator.
The recession meant fewer Americans went abroad to study last year, and some countries sent fewer students to US colleges. But the number of Chinese students in the US increased by 30 percent.
A judge on Monday scheduled hearings in an Asian carp case for September – a move that will allow five Midwestern states to call on expert testimony. The five states are seeking to close two Chicago canals in a bid to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
New coal-fired power plants will capture CO2 and inject it into the earth.
Fellow Democrats greeted him warmly Tuesday, but his vote is no guarantee that thorny legislation – such as healthcare reform and a sweeping energy bill – will hit the fast track.
Reduced crack use and criminal justice reforms may have contributed to the 20 percent drop.
It is bringing the technologies of tropical farming to other parts of Latin America, and to Africa and Asia.
Far-northern breeding grounds are devastated. A major culprit: expanded farming in US Midwest.