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  • Waste Management to power fleet with natural gas

    Waste Management will soon begin replacing its diesel-fueled garbage collection vehicles with more environmentally friendly trucks powered by compressed natural gas, possibly converting the entire fleet by next year. Officials of the trash hauler were...
  • Expanding nuclear power will benefit U.S.: Front Burner

    I believe nuclear energy has a significant role to play in meeting the energy demands of the 21st century. This is perhaps not surprising, as I work at Argonne National Laboratory, where researchers were the first to harness nuclear power to produce...
  • Sustainable energies overpower nukes: Front Burner

    From a climate perspective, nuclear power can't be ruled out. As nuclear pioneer Niels Bohr said, "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." We can't tell the mix of technologies needed to prevent future climate change and...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 04

    Ukraine's future U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that the Ukraine must decide its own future. This is a rather naive statement to make, as currently about 40,000 Russian troops are at its borders. So with a Russian gun barrel pointed at it,...
  • FPL proposes a new solar pilot program

    Florida Power & Light Co. on Wednesday proposed a pilot program that would build community solar energy projects — some with panels spanning the size of half a football field — in select cities including Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach....
  • Avon Officials To Discuss Solar Power Project On Wednesday

    AVON — A proposal to put solar panels on two school buildings will be discussed when the town council and the board of education meet on Wednesday night. The solar power program that the town would participate in is overseen by the state. Local...
  • Apopka invests more than $1M to expand natural gas depot

    Apopka invests more than $1M to expand natural gas depot
    Apopka, which was among the first cities in Florida to convert city vehicles to natural-gas power, will spend more than $1 million to expand a depot that may offer the cleaner fuel to the public. The city's investment in compressed natural gas comes...
  • In 'Goodbye World,' civilization ends with a text message

    The end when it comes arrives by cell phone, a text message virus that crashes servers and tips our wired-in / dialed-up civilization into collapse. Anarchy begins, bikers and gun nuts and rogue National Guardsman run the show. But if we're lucky, with...
  • 'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers

    'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers
    Plants are an engineering marvel of nature. Fueled by sunlight, they recycle our carbon dioxide waste into fresh oxygen for us to breathe. Plus, they make the world prettier. But, with a little help from us humans, can they be coaxed to do even more?...
  • Residential energy costs likely to rise

    Residential energy costs likely to rise
    The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program. The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
  • Pictures in the News | March 12, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where firefighters were battling a five-alarm blaze caused by a suspected explosion at a building in East Harlem....