| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Volkswagen is recalling a small number of model-year 2012 versions of the Passat sedan due to problems with the diesel fuel filter, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Only 153 vehicles are affected by the recall; they were......
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
For the 2013 model year, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class gets a new face and a diesel engine. More 2012 New York Auto Show Coverage The GLK250 Bluetec trim features a 2.1-liter inline-four that produces 369 pounds-feet of torque and comes with......
| Jun 6, 2011
| 9:55 AM
This is a story about a problem that we can solve — with a bit of help from Congress.
Fifteen years ago, there was no such thing as clean diesel. City transit riders held their breath when the bus pulled away from the curb, and parents worried...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 3:56 PM
On the evening of Feb. 2, 1942, an unarmed tanker with 66,000 barrels of crude oil on board was steaming in the Atlantic, about 90 miles off Ocean City. Without warning, it was struck by German torpedoes. The attack set the W.L. Steed ablaze, and sank it;...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 9:56 PM
SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN -- On an island chain located halfway between Africa and Argentina, local authorities say a massive penguin rescue operation is under way.
A mix of island officials and resident volunteers are struggling to save tens of thousands...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 7:25 PM
Diesel fuel is leaking into the Susquehanna River in Cumberland County. The spill originated on the property of Norfolk Southern Railroad in West Fairview Township.
The fuel has spread 18 miles down the shore, hugging the shoreline.
| May 21, 2011
| 1:37 PM
As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas.
It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
| May 10, 2011
| 4:10 PM
A man wanted on felony charges in Florida was arrested this afternoon in Oak Park when Cook County Sheriff's officers pretended to be rug cleaners and he let them into his apartment.
Officials in Orange County, Fla. say Omilquer Garcia Perez, 37, was...