| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Name: PowerPot V
What it is: A thermoelectric cooking pot that produces as much as 5 watts of power to charge smartphones, iPods, GPS devices, etc., when heating water. The kit comes with the power-producing pot and a smaller pan, plus an electrical...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Work is underway on Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $19.5-million housing community near several transit stops, including the light rail Metro Blue Line.
The project is being developed by Meta Housing Corp. of Los Angeles, which specializes in...
| Feb 23, 2014
PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
| Mar 26, 2014
After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
American Bird Conservancy (ABC)—has announced its intention to sue the Department of the Interior (DOI), charging DOI with multiple violations of federal law in connection with its December 9, 2013, final regulation that allows wind energy companies...
| May 8, 2014
Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Elmhurst, Oak Park and West Chicago.
This letter is in response to the Tribune story, "'I might have been able to defend myself'" (Front page, April 27).
I am so terribly...
| 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
| 11:24 AM
Joe Hahn of the alt rock band Linkin Park has sold his home in Brentwood for $4 million.
Set in a six-home gated community, the contemporary house was built in 2002. Features include a rotunda staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, solar power, an...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:47 AM
At Tom and Marcia Lewis' house in Annapolis, the future meets the past.
Last year the couple installed solar panels on the roof of their 110-year-old frame house in the city's Historic District.
"We're very much in favor of alternative energy sources,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Massive wind turbines that could dot the horizon from Ocean City within a few years could affect more than the power grid -- they might offer some protection from hurricanes, a study has found.
The idea is that the turbines' rotation saps some of the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:04 PM
When Ben Benokraitis bought a solar-powered water heater for his Baltimore County home two years ago, the installation company told him he'd get about $800 a year in payments to help offset the cost.
That money would come from the sale of three Solar...