| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Tractor trailers filled with dead car batteries made their way up to Gopher Resource's recycling plant in Eagan, Minn. The 30-plus pound blocks were fed into a giant industrial blender and soon became material for new batteries and ammunition.
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:49 PM
The Huy Fong Foods Sriracha factory, makers of the popular hot sauce with the rooster on the label, may be ready for a big move.
Amid its current legal woes with the city of Irwindale, which voted last week to declare the factory a public nuisance, Huy...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 2:35 PM
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — "Don't dip your head into the dark chocolate," a male voice behind me said. Dark melted chocolate swirled in 2-foot-wide pots, filling the air with the scent of cocoa as our group toured the Original Hawaiian Chocolate...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Huy Fong Foods, maker of the famous Sriracha chili sauce, is considering leaving the city of Irwindale, and maybe even California, after the City Council declared the spicy odors from the company’s factory a public nuisance.
And of course, Texas...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Think sunshine — not just sweetness — when you see the Domino Sugars sign lighting up the Inner Harbor at night.
Solar panels have been installed on a rooftop at the sugar refinery off Key Highway to illuminate the neon fixture that's long...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:14 PM
One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. The building's top floors had been added illegally, and their weight caused the lower stories to buckle. Many of...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:50 PM
FRESNO — The state's new effort to map the areas most at risk from pollution features hot spots up and down California.
But nowhere are there more of the worst-afflicted areas than in Fresno — in particular a 3,000-person tract of the city's...