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Working Toward Smarter Cities

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    How to Make Cities Sustainable?

    From better mass transit to a stronger mix of renewable energy, what is the most important thing we can do to make cities smarter when it comes to energy use?

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    Powering Our Urban Future: Spotlight on Turkey

    Istanbul, the only city in the world that spans two continents, is a perfect setting for a close look at the energy and sustainability challenges of our increasingly urban planet.

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Special Report: Shale Gas Rush

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    A Dream Dashed by the Rush on Gas

    The shale gas industry maintains that it protects drinking water and land. But mistrust has been sown in rural communities.

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    New Jobs Through Energy

    The industry promises jobs to a state badly in need of an economic boost, but the work so far isn't where you might expect it to be.

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    Mapping a Gas Boom

    Track the growing mark that energy companies have etched on Pennsylvania since first producing natural gas from shale.

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