| May 7, 2014
| 5:45 PM
California is back on the map as a potential site for Tesla Motors' proposed battery factory but remains a long shot, the electric car company's Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday.
Musk said the automaker is working through a number of issues with...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. plunged after the electric car maker reported losing $49.8 million in the first quarter and outlined a host of challenges.
The Palo Alto automaker reported Wednesday that research and development expenses are rising,...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:25 PM
My neighbor is installing a rain garden. Won't that breed mosquitoes? Isn't it better for rain to run off quickly?
Water must sit, unmoving, for three days for mosquitoes to have time to reproduce there. A rain garden empties before then, absorbing...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:40 PM
President Obama capped a weeklong focus on climate change with a push for greater energy efficiency, a pitch particularly attuned to reaching two groups: big-dollar donors in the green movement and activists once inspired by his 2008 ambition to heal...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Susan Renaker Nikas still remembers the duck that saved her parents' ceramics business nearly 70 years ago.
The tiny bird was white and seemed to be gliding on a lake, designed on a whim by her mother. As an afterthought, her father added it to an order...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:19 AM
A malfunction at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant caused an automatic shutdown of one of the two reactors there Thursday morning, the latest in a series of issues at the Southern Maryland facility.
Chicago-based Exelon Corp., which operates...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:41 PM
California's latest political darling comes in a clear plastic bottle with a green top and tastes good on eggs.
Sriracha hot sauce has won the eager endorsement of politicians from both sides of the aisle in recent weeks as the manufacturer has talked...
| May 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Protecting the beauty and biodiversity of landscapes is a life's work for men like David Myers. If the lanky naturalist takes you sightseeing, you'd best wear sturdy boots.
Myers, 62, is executive director and a co-founder of the nonprofit Wildlands...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
SOUTHINGTON — Permits for two proposed food-waste recycling plants remain under state review, two months after local zoning approvals were granted for the separate projects, one of which will cost an estimated $20 million and the other $11 million....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:53 PM
PPL Electric Utilities has plans to build a new electricity transmission network that would span Pennsylvania and branch into New York, Maryland and New Jersey, the utility announced Thursday.
At the heart of the massive undertaking — expected...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Tesla Motors will partner with Panasonic Corp. to create the $5 billion "gigafactory" battery plant that the company has said will bring down the cost of its popular but expensive electric cars.
Panasonic could invest as much as $1 billion in the...