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  • Will flex fuel save you money?

    Will flex fuel save you money?
    Spikes in gas prices often turn attention toward alternative fuels. Ethanol alcohol, in the form of E85, is occasionally in the news due to political debates, automotive marketing and the controversial rise in global food prices. GM (the largest...
  • Palm Beach County government pushing solar energy

    Palm Beach County government pushing solar energy
    Solar panels could help power the Palm Beach County Governmental Center in a bid to encourage more local homes and businesses to turn to alternative energy. The county is participating in the federal government’s "Rooftop Solar Challenge," which...
  • Gas prices rise: How much will Mideast unrest cost at pump?

    Gas prices rise: How much will Mideast unrest cost at pump?
    Political unrest in the Middle East — particularly the oil-producing nation of Libya — has led to increased oil prices, which means higher gasoline prices at the pump. According to Fuelgaugereport.com., the price of a gallon of regular gas in...
  • Jumpstarting the electric car

    Jumpstarting the electric car
    Electric wagons powered by heavy batteries quietly zipped through the streets of Baltimore, carrying beer, milk, fruit and other goods from wholesalers to shops and homes. Some delivery companies installed their own charging stations or used a downtown...
  • The bulbs they are a-changin'

    The bulbs they are a-changin'
    Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out. It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet. Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating. Incandescents....
  • Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach

    Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach
    Dangerous levels of radiation escaped a quake-stricken nuclear power plant after one reactor's steel containment structure was apparently breached by an explosion, and another reactor building in the same complex caught fire, Japan's leaders told a...
  • Engineers Toil To Pump Out Japan Plant; Radiation

    Engineers Toil To Pump Out Japan Plant; Radiation
    Japanese engineers struggled on Sunday to pump radioactive water from a crippled nuclear power station after radiation levels soared in seawater near the plant more than two weeks after it was battered by a huge earthquake and a tsunami. Tests on...
  • Radioactivity surges again at Japan nuclear plant

    Radiation levels increased sharply inside and outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Thursday, slowing work on the devastated facility again and once more throwing into doubt the integrity of the containment vessels that hold the fuel rods....
  • AAA's 5 Tips On How To Really Save Money On Gas

    AAA's 5 Tips On How To Really Save Money On Gas
    Every time gas prices start creeping towards a new high, it seems the stories about tips to save money on gas get more popular. But, which tips are actually worth it? And how much do they really save? PIX 11 did the research. We talked to Robert Sinclair...
  • Nonprofit group declines to show how it spent taxpayer money

    With $5 billion in stimulus money for weatherization projects at stake, federal officials called for an unprecedented level of transparency to ensure citizens knew how their tax dollars would be spent. It remains a big secret in Illinois. In denying a...
  • Verdugo students get 'smart'

    Eleven men on Thursday celebrated the completion of a 96-hour-long certification course on “smart meters” at the Verdugo Jobs Center — the first of its kind in Glendale. Under the instruction of Professor Alan Sanga, who has an...