May 16th, 2013
11:21 PM ET

Entrepreneur finds cash in ocean trash by turning marine debris into soap bottles

Did you know that America's number one export is garbage? And the U.S. is a world leader in producing garbage, beating out China, Brazil and India.

Fortunately, America is also a nation of entrepreneurs. One company is taking the trash that has been spilling into our oceans and turning it into cold hard cash, and as you'll see, there's a very specific method to its madness.

Kyung Lah has the story.

Filed under: Energy • Environment • I.D.E.A.
November 5th, 2012
09:10 PM ET

Who's to blame for long gas lines?

Millions in New York and New Jersey are still struggling in the aftermath of Sandy. Lines for gasoline can be miles long with wait times in excess of three hours.

In New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie signed an executive order to ration gas in 12 counties.

Long gas lines test patience of storm-struck residents

The New York attorney general has received hundreds of complaints about price gouging and is investigating. The question tonight, could the gas shortage been prevented?

Drew Griffin with the Special Investigation Unit has the story.

Filed under: "Superstorm" Sandy • Energy
October 19th, 2012
09:41 PM ET

Rising Democratic star Mayor Julian Castro backs a deal that sends millions abroad

South Korea is getting hundreds of millions of dollars to provide solar power in San Antonio, Texas and Mayor Julian Castro may soon be feeling the heat.

South Korea beat out competing U.S. Companies on their own turf in a deal that many say just doesn't add up.

CNN's Ted Rowlands has our story.

Filed under: Energy • International
October 9th, 2012
09:06 PM ET

Shell races against time to drill in the Arctic

For a fourth straight day, gas prices in California reached a record high. A gallon of gas is 87 cents more there than the national average. The high prices are the result of a shortage. One way to bring costs down costs? Drill for more oil.

Today, Shell was doing just that - drilling into the Arctic sea floor for the first time in 20 years. The company expects to find enough oil to eventually meet one-fifth of America's needs.

It's the first major exploratory drilling plan in the U.S. since the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010, which is why environmental groups are pushing back. In the Arctic, Greenpeace says an oil spill like Deepwater could take two years to stop because of the thick winter ice.

So is this new round of drilling worth the risk?

Miguel Marquez is OutFront on Shell's drilling platform with the story.

Filed under: Energy