Clashes between protesters and security forces in Taez, Yemen, Monday left at least 16 people dead and hundreds injured. The deadly violence followed weeks of anti-government demonstrations, with protesters calling to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Running counter to previous policy, the Tunisian interior ministry announced that women will be allowed to wear headscarves in their official identification papers. The protests, attended by a large number of Islamists, contributed to the change.
The president announced a public-private partnership saying UPS, FedEx, AT&T, Verizon and PepsiCo are committed to incorporating electric vehicles, alternate fuels and other fuel-saving measures into their operations.
China is experiencing a massive urbanization movement. The massive relocation of Chinese to urban centers will bring tremendous demands on land, energy, water and the environment. China is the world's largest consumer of coal and is looking into alternative energy options to meet demand.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke with a group of students from Ballou Senior High School as part of a Women's History Month mentoring event where prominent women leaders, athletes, business leaders and actresses spoke to Washington, D.C. area students.
U.S. President Barack Obama laid out his energy policy during a speech at Georgetown University in Washington on March 30, 2011. Obama said he wants the U.S. to reduce oil imports by a third in the next 10 years.
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