After buying binge, SunEdison to cut 15% of workforce
SunEdison Inc., the world's largest renewable energy developer, plans to cut 15 percent of its personnel after a yearlong spending spree and a precipitous drop in its stock price.
Study links dengue epidemics to high temperatures in Southeast Asia
High temperatures are the driving factor behind massive dengue outbreaks in Southeast Asia, researchers have found.
3 universities get into hot water, cut emissions and save money
As school resumes this fall, nearly all dorm rooms and classrooms on the University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus are being heated by hot water, not steam.
DOE cold case shows limits of U.S.-China cyber cooperation
In January 2013, hackers stole over 200 gigabytes of Department of Energy data -- enough to fill an average laptop at the time. In the days following the breach, agency officials made the investigation their top priority, and the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security became involved. But the case hit a snag when DOE's Office of Inspector General suggested chasing the hackers back to their suspected home base: China.
Rep. McCarthy has political chops but is not a policy maven
In 2011, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was engaged in negotiations with the White House over a broad fiscal deal. The deal never materialized, but the negotiations showcased Boehner's willingness to get dirty with details. Congressional expert Norman Ornstein says he can't imagine House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) getting similarly involved in hammering out policy. Friends and observers say it's simply not McCarthy's strong suit. And even though the fractured House Republican caucus may benefit from McCarthy's networking abilities, others may have to step up to help filter out the details of policy quagmires to come if McCarthy succeeds Boehner as speaker.