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  • Howard Co. Council to consider green building tax credits

    The Howard County Council is considering this month a bill to authorize property tax credits for homeowners whose property meets environmental design standards, a measure that would make the county one of the few local governments to give such breaks....
  • Plan aims at greener Glendale

    Forced by the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Glendale’s City Council approved a sweeping plan this week to reduce the city’s carbon footprint. The plan sets ambitious goals in citywide recycling efforts. It also calls for...
  • Time to eliminate ineffective cabinet agencies

    In response to Thomas F. Schaller's recent opinion piece on Republican criticisms of federal agencies ("Cabinet agencies in the cross-hairs," Nov. 16), readers may recall that the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy was ostensibly to free us from...
  • Harold Newton Barr, Army radio operator

    Harold Newton Barr, Army radio operator
    Harold Newton Barr, a Baltimore resident and former Army radio operator who announced from a schoolhouse in Germany the death of Adolf Hitler, died at his home Dec. 22 of natural causes. He was 91. Mr. Barr was born March 4, 1921, in New Haven, Conn.,...
  • Not too soon to ban fracking

    Not too soon to ban fracking
    The oil and gas industry promotes the myth of shale gas providing energy security and economic growth, but those claims are based more on hype than fact ("Anti-fracking legislation is premature," March 7). A Food & Water Watch study in 2011 showed that...
  • Researcher aims to take guesswork out of utilities' storm preparations

    Researcher aims to take guesswork out of utilities' storm preparations
    If a hurricane threatens to barrel up the Chesapeake Bay in the next month, many Marylanders will watch the forecast with dread. Memories of spending days without power after Hurricane Irene and the June derecho are fresh and painful. Utilities such as...
  • Obama announces $2B alternative fuel research proposal

    Obama announces $2B alternative fuel research proposal
    President Barack Obama returned to Chicago Friday to push an energy policy aimed at weaning the country off of oil by using revenues from increased oil and gas production. In a roughly 20-minute speech at Argonne National Laboratory, Obama touched on...
  • Great Park to start charging for rides

    Great Park to start charging for rides
    The Orange County Great Park once again raised the Irvine's City Council's hackles. The carousel and balloon rides starred prominently at Tuesday's meeting, as did the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. These items, pulled from the meeting's...
  • Backers of American Latino national museum push bill in Congress

    Backers of American Latino national museum push bill in Congress
    Congressional backers of a proposed Smithsonian-affiliated museum devoted to the history and culture of American Latinos didn't succeed the first time around, so they're trying again. The bipartisan bills resubmitted Friday in the U.S. House and...
  • Remodeled Caltech lab turned green

    Remodeled Caltech lab turned green
    Caltech students and professors looking to create green energy now have a sustainable central hub. Over the past 18 months workers gutted the 1971 Earle M. Jorgensen Laboratory and renovated it into a modern glass building to house the Resnick...
  • Glendale's smart grid project is out of money

    Glendale's smart grid project is out of money
    As Glendale nears the end of its $70-million smart grid project, officials say they're out of money and need more time. City officials said this week they have asked the U.S. Department of Energy for an extension to the March 2013 deadline to finish...