| Jul 13, 2014
The discovery of a tiny microbe inside a rabbit's gut wooed Jennifer Holmgren away from the company where she had worked for 23 years and into the arms of a little known startup, LanzaTech New Zealand Limited.
This wasn't just any microbe.
Inside a test...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach looked to the sun to find the inspiration for melding technology, environmental interests and education. It is going all solar.
"As far as I know, we have just become the only school in the state of California...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:17 PM
After a 77-year break, hemp plants are growing in American soil again. Right now, in fact. If you hear farmers from South Carolina to Hawaii shouting "God bless America," the reason isn't because Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on...
| Jul 12, 2014
Ethanol manufacturers have long maintained that government subsidies to their industry pay off for consumers in the form of lower gas prices. Not so fast. The Congressional Budget Office recently determined that the feds' ethanol targets will push gas...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Regarding your recent editorial on the impact of climate change on the economy, I agree that resolving the issue of climate change would not be an economic failure but rather a success ("The economic climate," June 24).
Aside from the fact that if...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:33 AM
A Los Angeles city councilman wants the city to set a new "life and death" goal for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, warning of dire consequences if government and business leaders drag their feet.
"The climate crisis is no longer out there in the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said he will sign legislation Saturday to free up $30 million for the purchase of solar energy for Illinois electricity customers, a move expected to help the state catch up on its lagging renewable energy goals.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state.
The home furnishings retailer said Tuesday it began installing additional solar panels last fall to double the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Continuing the Obama administration's effort to launch a U.S. offshore wind energy industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will auction off the rights next month to build huge turbines off Maryland's coast.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:19 AM
HARTFORD — In all, it took five numbers and one letter to nearly tank much of the residential solar industry in Connecticut.
The legislative reference, buried in a bill designed only to make minor and technical changes, was neither minor nor...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Around 3 billion people worldwide cook in their homes over fires fueled by everything from wood and eucalyptus leaves to dried cow dung and quinoa and every year, the World Health Organization estimates, 4 million people die because of the smoke.