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  • The bullet train is still a bad idea

    To the editor: So now California's high-speed rail system will be a super Metrolink, shuttling people between Burbank and Palmdale in a few minutes. You can dress it up, but it is still a bad idea. ("Burbank-Palmdale segment added to bullet train...
  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The...
  • Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program

    Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program
    Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar. The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to...
  • Executive Profile: Jennifer Holmgren

    Executive Profile: Jennifer Holmgren
    The discovery of a tiny microbe inside a rabbit's gut wooed Jennifer Holmgren away from the company where she had worked for 23 years and into the arms of a little known startup, LanzaTech New Zealand Limited. This wasn't just any microbe. Inside a test...
  • Local Voices: May 8 edition

    Local Voices: May 8 edition
    Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Elmhurst, Oak Park and West Chicago. No guns 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...
  • Criticism of Somerset wind farm proposal is off base [Letter]

    Criticism of Somerset wind farm proposal is off base [Letter]
    As the developers of the proposed Somerset County wind farm, we feel compelled to respond to the blatant — and seemingly intentional — factual misstatements put forth in recent letters to the editor by opponents of our investment. We...
  • Put wind farm on hold [Letter]

    Put wind farm on hold [Letter]
    One can always hear a great "spin" in a story, particularly when the authors are activists for a cause. I refer to the commentary concerning wind turbines in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation," April 21). Authors Tom Vinson and Bruce Burcat are...
  • Baltimore's Water Wheel goes viral [Commentary]

    Baltimore's Water Wheel goes viral [Commentary]
    A seemingly endless flow of trash has plagued the Inner Harbor for years, and the problem only gets worse in the aftermath of downpours like the one that washed through the area in early May. Baltimore's hardworking fleet of trash-skimming boats scoops...
  • CO2 emissions dipped, but coming back across the country, in Virginia

    CO2 emissions dipped, but coming back across the country, in Virginia
    One thing that's gotten some attention as folks analyze the EPA's proposed new carbon rules is the fact that CO2 emissions have been trending down for several years without them. Some of that's the economy. Some of it's natural gas. Some of it's those...
  • Now, about that solar farm next door

     Now, about that solar farm next door
    Last year, when the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power kicked off a new program to buy electricity from local solar installations, city leaders along with environmentalists and business groups said it would be the nation's largest urban rooftop...
  • Weekend project: Celebrate National Doughnut Day at home with 6 recipes

    Weekend project: Celebrate National Doughnut Day at home with 6 recipes
    Happy National Doughnut Day! And how do you plan to celebrate? There's something magical about the doughnut. You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon when you're greeted with all those bright colors and sparkly decorations in a doughnut shop...