U.S. pressured to block proposed coal-fired power plant for Pakistan
The Obama administration faces the first test of its pledge to oppose funding for overseas coal projects today when the Asian Development Bank board decides on $900 million for a coal plant in Pakistan.
Europe's new coastal defenses appear to reduce destruction from 50-year storm
Wind and waves battered the northern European coastline last week in the worst gale in more than half a century. At the storm's peak, a wind gust of 142 mph was recorded just outside of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.