| Jan 25, 2010
Chicago is the only U.S. metro area that would fail to meet a tougher standard for smog-forming nitrogen oxides proposed Monday by the Obama administration.
The more stringent limit is intended to help protect people who suffer from asthma and other...
| Jun 15, 2008
Shirley Reimann powers up her computer most mornings at the social services agency she supervises in Killingly and immediately runs a Google search: Windham County foreclosures.
What she sees has her worried.
The number of houses and condominiums for...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 2:19 PM
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin today warned that budget battles in the nation’s capital could thwart Metra’s efforts to clean up toxic diesel pollution breathed every day by hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area commuters.
The 2011 spending bill...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 8:26 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The Catalina Flyer, a popular 500-passenger catamaran that makes daily trips to Santa Catalina Island from the Balboa Pavilion, may halt operations for a few months to buy and install a new engine that complies with a state...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 8:10 PM
Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority officials considered acquiring diesel-electric hybrid buses in earnest in 2007 and 2008, when crude-oil prices topped $100 per barrel, pushing the cost of diesel fuel for the agency's buses from $2.15 to $3....
| Nov 5, 2010
| 6:56 PM
Day after day, thousands of commuters are breathing high levels of toxic diesel pollution trapped in Chicago's two major rail stations and even inside the trains they ride, a Tribune investigation has found.
Testing by the newspaper found the amount of...
| Nov 21, 2010
| 4:16 PM
As fans left Wrigley Field after a late-season Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, they were greeted by clouds of noxious diesel exhaust from charter buses idling outside the ballpark, some for nearly an hour.
On another fall afternoon, three tour...
| Jun 29, 2010
Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide.
Atomically, the gas we pour into our tanks is a mix of hundreds of...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Not long ago, carmakers were touting hydrogen as the silver bullet for energy independence and environmental redemption. But massive roadblocks to building the hydrogen highway forced automakers to follow detours to other green technologies. Just as no...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Sure, the prices of crude oil -- and gasoline at the pump -- are through the roof, denting everyone’s pocketbook. TV pundits talk grimly about the nation’s overdependence on oil from politically shaky parts of the world, including the Middle...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Fueling up your car may one day be as easy as cleaning out the refrigerator or taking out the trash, according to Edmunds.com.
Here's a list of some of the innovations in alternative fuels being researched:
• Garbage: Waste Management Inc. is...