| May 9, 2014
| 4:53 AM
President Obama will promote his record on energy efficiency on Friday by touting several initiatives he says are taking hold across the country – as well as the completion of one very close to home.
After years of delay, solar panels have been...
| 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...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:04 AM
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Williamsport, held graduation ceremonies. Area residents receiving degrees include:
Cody N. Bennicoff, Macungie, Bachelor of Science, Residential Construction Technology and Management:...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:54 AM
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Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment. On Monday, the company launched a revamped website that highlights its progress and...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:55 PM
There’s new money available for a unique way to finance new windows and other improvements to your home or business, but most of Central Florida can’t use it yet.
Orlando engineer Jonathan Schaefer, of Leidos Engineering, is managing a...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
There are some questions that mankind has puzzled over since the beginning of time: Why are we here? What happens after we die? Why do men have nipples? Is a hybrid car worth it?
That last question isn’t as old as the rest. Since Honda...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Comic actor Robin Williams, who stars on the sitcom "The Crazy Ones," is taking some trims in his real estate portfolio. First he sold a house in the Hollywood Hills for $869,000, and now he has listed a Napa Valley-area estate at $29.9 million.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 PM
By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
| May 27, 2014
| 4:33 PM
River Forest Elementary School District 90 will outfit its three schools with solar panels this summer.
Teachers will add lessons on renewable energy and solar power to complement the new panels, which are scheduled to be installed by the end of July,...