| Mar 8, 2012
Texas billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens was in Central Florida on March 7 to talk with the Orlando Sentinel’s editorial board. Pickens has shifted his energy interests to natural gas, which he says is the best way for the United States to reduce...
| May 18, 2011
It depends perhaps upon one's affection for cars, but the biggest compliment to be paid to the 2012 Honda Civic is its utter lack of flash.
Now in its ninth generation, the redesigned Civic is the automotive equivalent of beige. It's a well-engineered...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:56 AM
South Florida drivers were paying a buck more for a gallon of gasoline in July than what they were paying a year ago, according to a federal report released Tuesday.
South Florida consumers were also paying 40 percent more in July than the U.S. city...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 9:36 AM
July saw the smallest yearly growth in the cost of living since 2010, with price declines in electricity and natural gas helping to offset the recent jump in gas prices, a federal agency reported Wednesday.
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban...
| May 17, 2011
| 2:48 PM
A large power plant with smokestacks up to 150 feet high has been proposed for a patch of Florida panther habitat south of Lake Okeechobee, setting up what is likely to be a bitter fight with environmentalists.
Eddie Garcia, a Palm Beach Gardens...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:45 AM
The 300-foot stacks of Florida Power & Light’s Riviera Beach power plant will be demolished Sunday morning to clear the way for a cleaner, natural-gas fired plant.
Dynamite charges at the base of the stacks will cause them to collapse on...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:00 AM
This informative, helpful article, "The energy producing and saving home," is written by Ben Cuker, professor of marine and environmental science at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. His solar-powered home is on tour Oct. 1-2 for the Hampton Roads...
| Oct 1, 2011
— Built in the 1950s for the brawny task of ferrying railroad cars, the last coal-burning steamship on the Great Lakes is billed today as a nostalgic vacation shortcut between Wisconsin and Michigan.
But every day it sails between this old...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:27 PM
The Maryland Transit Administration's underground Metro stations were shut down for about an hour and a half Monday as city fire department units performed air-quality tests in response to reports of natural-gas odors, fire officials said.
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:25 PM
A $300,000 state-funded grant will help Glendale purchase 10 new compressed-natural gas trash trucks, city officials announced Tuesday.
The clean-burning fuel cuts down significantly on the amount of toxins and particulate matter emitted from their...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Preparing for emergencies is so important that Vic and I are devoting another column to the topic. After sitting in on the city's disaster preparedness seminar two weeks ago, I am more ready for emergencies.
Vic and I have put many of the things that I...