Jeff BradyJeff Brady is an NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.
A gas station with fuel prices in the $4 range in Los Angeles on April 11. With the price of gas above $3.50 a gallon in all but one state, there are signs that Americans are cutting back on driving, reversing a steady increase in demand for fuel as the economy improves.
The ShopGirls, from Granite Falls High School in Granite Falls, Wash., prepare their car for the annual Shell Eco-marathon on Saturday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
In some parts of the country, like San Diego (above), gas prices are above $4 a gallon. Some Republicans are trying to tie those higher prices at the pump to President Obama's energy policies.
Spent nuclear fuel rods are stored in pools of water at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The water keeps the rods cool while protecting the environment from their radiation.
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