For two days this past summer, the streets around the William S. Moorhead Federal Building, downtown, were ringed with cops and jammed with largely orderly protestors, some in camouflage, others in tie-​dyed T-​shirts. They were drawn, as they had been at other cities around the country, to make their voices heard on the…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Opponents square off over new federal plans to cut carbon emissions
From Pittsburgh to the hills of West Virginia, a small army of scientists is racing to tame the billions of tons of carbon vented from coal-​burning power plants, working with data sets, computer models, cost analyses and other such tools that belie the drama of their high-​stakes investigation.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Local scientists are leading the change to create clean coal technology
Turn on a light bulb. Run the dishwasher. Boot up the computer. Run a Google search. Somewhere, a turbine spins, a coal-​laden barge docks near a power plant, a nuclear reactor harvests the bound-​up energy of a uranium atom.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading A new law will transform energy
Six years ago, Keith Schaefer was reviewing a portfolio of companies for a group of investors headed by Pittsburgh financier Sam Zacharias and Andy Russell, the former Steeler.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The best energy bet may lie in the business of saving it
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