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  • Nuclear power is indeed greener -- unless sea levels continue to rise [Letter]

    Nuclear power is indeed greener -- unless sea levels continue to rise [Letter]
    Commentator Dan Ervin's recent discussion of the region's need for nuclear power argues that green alternatives such as wind and solar power can't adequately meet our energy needs ("The nuclear option Aug. 26). He goes on to describe how green nuclear...
  • More energy-efficient TV boxes saved about $168 million, industry says

    Consumers saved an estimated $168 million in electricity last year as a result of improved efficiency of television set-top boxes, the industry said in a report released this week. The report was the first annual estimate of the industry's performance...
  • Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery

    A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam. The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium,...
  • Exelon may shut down nuclear plants in profit struggle

    Exelon may shut down nuclear plants in profit struggle
    Chicago-based Exelon Corp. said Thursday on a conference call following its quarterly earnings results that it will shut down nuclear plants to save money if it doesn't see a path to steady profits this year. The company’s large fleet of nuclear...
  • Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers

    Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers
    Don't expect to see lush fields of marijuana growing in Florida, the state's agriculture chief said Wednesday, even if the state's voters authorize medical marijuana in November. "This is not a boon for Florida agriculture," Agriculture Commissioner...
  • Obama to target power plants' carbon dioxide emissions

    Obama to target power plants' carbon dioxide emissions
    CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single...
  • Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions
    President Obama will unveil a rule Monday intended to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation's greatest source of the heat-trapping gas. Obama plans to bypass Congress and use his authority under the...
  • Edison's San Onofre settlement mirrors bailouts of banks

    Edison's San Onofre settlement mirrors bailouts of banks
    The concept of a corporation "too big to fail" is typically applied to big banks, usually as an explanation of why they haven't been brought to book for their role in the 2008 crash and why their top executives still roam free through corporate suites and...
  • New England Leading The Way In Capping Carbon Emissions

    New England Leading The Way In Capping Carbon Emissions
    New England's five-year head start on capping greenhouse gases is expected to make light work of a requirement proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The rule proposed Monday requires...
  • Fire forces evacuation of San Onofre nuclear plant

    An out-of-control brush fire at Camp Pendleton was creeping closer to the San Onofre nuclear power plant, prompting evacuations. Southern California Edison said in a tweet that "about a dozen non-essential employees evacuated" from the plant because...
  • Brush fires break out and spread in northern San Diego County

    Brush fires break out and spread in northern San Diego County
    Brush fires broke out Wednesday in more than half a dozen spots in northern San Diego County and spread at a dangerous pace as hot, dry, erratic winds, backed by record temperatures, raked Southern California for a second day. Elsewhere, crews battled...