| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:03 PM
When a mechanical engineer today proposed building a floating entertainment island full off Chicago's shoreline, he wasn't the first to dream of building on Lake Michigan.
Here are some ideas that didn't see fruition:
• In 1884, it was reported...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy earlier this month announced plans to lower the carbon emissions from our antiquated coal-fired power plants 30 percent by 2030. Much of the justification for this has been focused on the need to...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:10 PM
With every generation, the chance to see some of the world's last tribal people living authentically dwindles. When I visited the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia almost two decades ago, there were few dirt roads, and tribes lived in mud huts and were...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car.
It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour.
Bardia, a former race car...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Is it getting hot in here? In what is likely to prove one of its most controversial episodes yet, this week's "Cosmos" lays out the powerful scientific case for climate change, framed within a tale of two planets: Venus and Earth.
Venus was not much...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:04 AM
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, Williamsport, held graduation ceremonies. Area residents receiving degrees include:
Cody N. Bennicoff, Macungie, Bachelor of Science, Residential Construction Technology and Management:...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
When it comes to the EPA's newly announced carbon rules, U.S. sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are glad to have more time for study before the regulations are finalized.
They're walking a fine line as representatives of a state that produces coal, but...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Last year, when the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power kicked off a new program to buy electricity from local solar installations, city leaders along with environmentalists and business groups said it would be the nation's largest urban rooftop...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:35 PM
A coalition of conservation and fishing organizations on Tuesday sued the federal agencies responsible for protecting endangered salmon and steelhead trout populations in the Pacific Northwest, charging that the agencies’ latest plan to aid 13 at-...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The periodic blackouts in Cassina Tarsia's Oceanside neighborhood meant the 71-year-old couldn't charge her cellphone or electric wheelchair.
But outages aren't a problem anymore.
Since February, Tarsia's garage has housed a suitcase-sized battery...