| May 19, 2014
| 10:11 AM
When Mr. McGreeley the puppet visited their kindergarten classrooms at Kimball Hill Elementary School in Rolling Hills last week, students did not merely giggle and sing along. They also learned about science, technology, engineering and math.
| 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;...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Plans to build a $4-billion experimental "clean coal plant" in the San Joaquin Valley have touched off fears here that as it generates cleaner electricity, it would foul groundwater and air in a region where airborne pollutants are among the nation's...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Nine workers were hospitalized Monday after the roof gave way on a building at the former steel mill in Sparrows Point, disrupting work on the lengthy dismantling of the Baltimore County industrial complex.
Four of those hurt suffered serious to...
| 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 10, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
Usually we start with how much a project will get from the state in a given year....
| 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...
| May 5, 2014
When you've written as many columns as I have over 25 years, you're bound to have some favorites. One of the nice things about having this blog is that I occasionally get to bring one of those columns back and......
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Kor Ecologic Inc. founder Jim Kor has been described as a shaggy introvert and hermit.
Yet this engineer is out to change the world with the Urbee, a unique hybrid vehicle that dares to be plastic, can zip across the country on 10 gallons of fuel and...