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Articles by Matthew L. Wald

THE NEW YORK TIMES
November 20, 2009
Flights over much of the eastern United States were delayed Thursday by a predawn failure in a fairly new communications system, which led to the shutdown of a computer that accepts flight plans from the airlines and feeds them to air traffic controllers.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
October 30, 2009
The federal Energy Department will make good on a pledge for a bolder technology strategy on Monday, awarding research grants for ideas like bacteria that will make gasoline, enzymes that will capture carbon dioxide to counter global warming and batteries so cheap that they will allow the use of solar power all night long.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
September 25, 2009
With a federal plan to handle nuclear waste in deadlocked disarray, an advisory panel that has spent 20 years studying a proposed repository at Yucca Mountain turned Wednesday to discussing ways of reusing the fuel instead.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
March 17, 2009
Near the middle of a dusty construction site here stands a patch of land, about the size of two football fields, notable because it is empty.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
April 25, 2008
The recent groundings of thousands of flights have raised flags about skipped airplane inspections and botched repairs to wiring.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
February 12, 2008
The risks of a terrorist attack on a nuclear reactor on a college campus, and the potential consequences, have been underestimated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, congressional auditors say in a report.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
February 8, 2008
Stymied in their plans to build new coal-burning power plants, American utilities are turning to natural gas to meet expected growth in demand, risking a new spiral in the price of that fuel.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
November 16, 2007
A week before the peak Thanksgiving travel period, the White House got involved at an unusually detailed level with air traffic, as President Bush announced Thursday that airlines will be able to make fuller use of military airspace to relieve congestion and cut delays.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
October 30, 2007
More than a year after Congress told the Energy Department to harden the nation’s nuclear bomb factories and laboratories against terrorist raids, five of the 11 sites are certain to miss their deadlines, some by many years, the Government Accountability Office has found.
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