| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:02 AM
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...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:46 PM
No stranger to leveraging his Twitter presence to maximize attention for his electric car company, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk sent his company's stock up 2.5% on Monday with a single, cryptic tweet.
"Really exciting @TeslaMotors announcement...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:04 PM
The case often argued against project labor agreements (PLAs) — that they are somehow exclusionary, allegedly favor union contractors and union workers, etc. — misses the mark. The true test of PLAs, which are single-site craft labor...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:45 PM
In a recent commentary ("Say yes to LNG," Nov. 13), Dan Ervin of Salisbury University correctly asserts recent industrial innovations in drilling technology — known generally as fracking — have led to an enormous surplus of natural gas in...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:00 AM
All Glendale Water & Power customers next month will be billed through the 120,000 “smart meters” the utility has been installing for nearly two years, officials announced this week.
And as the utility begins to collect more personal data...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
| Aug 22, 2013
Window treatments — a catch-all term for curtains, blinds, shades, valances, shutters and the like — do a lot more than just make your living spaces look good.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, window treatments can significantly...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:22 PM
The environmental risks of fracking, or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday.
Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Dominion Resources won federal approval Wednesday to export liquefied natural gas to countries that don't have free trade agreeemnts with the United States from its terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County.
The Chesapeake Bay terminal, now used...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Home is where the heart is. But it's also a place where families can be more conscious of their energy use. While conserving energy helps save the planet, it also helps homeowners save money.
According to Christine Ackerson, sustainability manager at LG...