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  • 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...
  • France, a down-in-the-dumps nation

    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...
  • Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

    Saving the Mojave from the solar threat
    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...
  • Cooking up backup power

    Cooking up backup power
    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...
  • Koch brothers, big utilities attack solar, green energy policies

    WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
  • 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....
  • The Week in Pictures | March 10-16, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In the Ukraine, the arrival of Russian troops in Crimea has opened old wounds among the Crimean Tatars, who once again fear they will be unwelcome in their homeland. This time, however, some are...
  • Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather

    Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather
    Matt Kumpar paid $622 for the electricity his auto shop used in January, so he thought the February charge — a whopping $3,192 — was a mistake. It wasn't. The rate for his electric supply skyrocketed, a shift his provider blamed on...
  • Being green has never been easier

    Who says it’s not easy being green? When it comes to installing and operating a swimming pool, there are plenty of options that will allow consumers to have the pool of their dreams while protecting and preserving the environment. It is more...
  • Obama administration targets methane emissions

    Obama administration targets methane emissions
    WASHINGTON — In an effort to deliver on President Obama's pledge last summer to tackle emissions that drive climate change, the White House announced a strategy to limit releases of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. The methane strategy,...
  • '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?...