Minn. geology combined with wet soil is recipe for mudslides Satish Gupta, professor at the University of Minnesota's Department of Soil, Water and Climate has his eye on mudslides -- like the one that sent a Mississippi River bank plummeting last week near the University of Minnesota's Fairview Medical Center campus.5:24 p.m.
For UK Phone-Hacking Case, An End In Acquittal And Conviction
Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murodoch's newspaper empire in Britain, has been acquitted of phone hacking and other criminal charges. But Andrew Coulson, former editor of a Murdoch-owned tabloid and one-time chief spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron, was convicted. The verdicts comprise the latest development in a scandal that has touched the heights of British media and politics.
Former Treasury Secretary Finds In Climate Change An Economic Threat
As secretary of the treasury from 2006 to 2009, Henry Paulson grappled firsthand with the U.S. financial crisis. He says he sees a similar pattern now developing related to climate change: mounting excess, flawed policies and unheeded warnings. For that reason, Paulson is working to convince his fellow Republicans and the American business community that a carbon tax is not only a wise move, but a critical one.