| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:05 PM
New England's five-year head start on capping greenhouse gases is expected to make light work of a requirement proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.
The rule proposed Monday requires...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:24 PM
When Kay McConnell's daughter moved with the rest of her classmates into Friends School's new middle-school building, the kids seemed out of sorts in the unfamiliar space. It was as if they missed the coziness of the cramped quarters that had been their...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Erin Frederick, our Master Gardener Coordinator sends this invitation to our readers: With lots of young plants in the ground and (finally!) warm, sunny weather, I’ve been making the most of my 3 rain barrels. If you don’t have a......
| May 22, 2014
| 11:35 AM
For 85% of kids with a terrible cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chemotherapy is a cure-but not for Emily Whitehead. Diagnosed at 5, she suffered an infection from her first round of chemo and nearly lost her legs. Then the cancer came back;...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 2:39 PM
I offer this advice to those who undertake a new walking tour of old Lauraville: Wear sensible shoes, take a map along and be prepared to learn stuff you never knew before.
For starters, this Northeast Baltimore neighborhood is larger than I had...
| May 28, 2014
The show: "Gilbert the Great" by Broken Umbrella Theatre at Erector Square in New Haven.
What makes it special?: The premiere of a work by the young theater company who made an impression last June with "Freewheelers" at the International Festival of...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:42 PM
AJO, Ariz. — One of the things that's so remarkable about Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona is how different it is from California's national parks.
I'm not talking about desert scrub and cactuses; those things can be found in several...
| 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 27, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to move large numbers of jobs from its sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance to suburban Dallas, according to a person familiar with the automaker's plans.
The move, creating a new North American headquarters, would put...