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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Aldhous, Peter. "China's Burning Ambition." Nature (June 30, 2005), 1152-54.

Canine, Craig. "How to Clean Coal." OnEarth (Fall 2005), 21-30.

Energy Information Administration. Annual Energy Outlook 2006 (Early Release). U.S. Department of Energy, 2005.

Energy Information Administration. International Energy Outlook 2005. U.S. Department of Energy, 2005.

Freese, Barbara. Coal: A Human Story. Perseus Publishing, 2003.

Hopey, Don. "CMU Study: New Coal Technology Could Help Reduce Emissions." Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, June 16, 2005.

Stier, Kenneth J. "Dirty Secret: Coal Plants Could Be Much Cleaner." New York Times, May 22, 2005.

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Parfit, Michael. "Powering the Future." National Geographic (August 2005), 2-31.

Mitchell, John G. "All Fired Up." National Geographic (July 2005), 92-113.

Appenzeller, Tim and Dimick, Dennis R. "The Heat Is On." National Geographic (September 2004), 2-11.

Glick, Daniel. "GeoSigns." National Geographic(September 2004), 12-33.

Montaigne, Fen. "EcoSigns." National Geographic(September 2004), 34-55.

Morell, Virginia. "TimeSigns." National Geographic(September 2004), 56-75.

Appenzeller, Tim. "The End of Cheap Oil." National Geographic (June 2004), 80-109.

Appenzeller, Tim. "The Case of the Missing Carbon." National Geographic (February 2004), 88-117.

Jerome, Kate Boehm. Using Energy. National Geographic Reading Expeditions, 2003.

"Insatiable Appetites: Rising Global Energy Consumption Fuels the Search for Alternatives. " National Geographic(March 2001).

DeWitt, Lynda. "Going Without Gasoline: Kids Rally in Their Sun-Powered Car." National Geographic World (April 2000), 12-13.

Miller, Peter. "A Comeback for Nuclear Power? Our Electric Future." National Geographic (August 1991), 60-89.

Weaver, Kenneth. "Geothermal Energy: The Power of Letting Off Steam." National Geographic (October 1977), 566-79.

White, Peter T. "This Land of Ours? How Are We Using It?" National Geographic (July 1976), 20-67.

Young, Gordon. "Will Coal Be Tomorrow's 'Black Gold'?" National Geographic (August 1975), 234-59.

Mitchell, Guy Elliott. "Our Coal Lands." National Geographic (May 1910), 446-51.