Neil Irwin / Washington Post
The U.S. economy contracted slightly in the final months of 2012, as defense spending plummeted and businesses depleted their inventories, in a surprising development that could presage economic troubles to come.
Lucy Williamson / BBC
South Korea says its third attempt at launching a rocket to put a satellite in space has been a success.
International donors at a Kuwait conference Wednesday pledged almost $1 billion in aid for stricken Syrians, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned of a “catastrophic” situation in their war-torn country.
William Boston / Wall Street Journal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel weighed into the political crisis engulfing Egypt, urging Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to reach out to political opponents as the Egyptian leader rejected opposition calls for a government of national unity.
Joel Greenberg / The Washington Post
Reports of an overnight Israeli airstrike on a target along the Syrian-Lebanese border were met with official silence in Israel on Wednesday, following public warnings earlier in the week of possible action to prevent Syria’s stock of chemical weapons from falling into the hands of Islamist militants.
ASP Published Today
BioFuels Journal posted an article on ASP’s latest report entitled “Advanced Biofuels and National Security.” The report highlights the recent work of the Department of Defense in promoting alternative fuels.
ASP’s White Paper report, “Advanced Biofuels and National Security” builds on ASP’s long history of demonstrating the importance of reducing oil use for national security and highlighting the work of the Department of Defense in promoting alternative fuels.
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On January 28, ASP and the Washington Clean Technology Alliance (WCTA) co-hosted an event in Seattle, WA entitled “Clean Energy: The New Public Policy Reality.”
The Senate passed a Sandy relief package 62-36 on January 28, providing $50.7 billion in aid relief to the states hit by Hurricane Sandy, after the House passed its version on January 15.