Bills dealing with air-pollution regulation have met different fates in the House and Senate. The Republican-controlled House on April 7 passed a bill to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from moving ahead with greenhouse-gas rules. But in the Senate, where Democrats have a majority, four air-pollution-related measures, including one identical to the House-passed bill, on April 6 failed to win the 60 votes needed to advance.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan