| May 23, 2013
| 9:00 AM
General Motors is joining the electric-car price war with a lease deal on the Chevrolet Spark EV at $199 a month.
The deal, announced this morning, follows the recent offerings of $199 leases on Nissan’s Leaf – a big price drop after two...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MADISON, Wis. - On May 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $19.5 million to support research, education and Extension activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture aimed at the impacts of climate variability and change on...
| 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...
| May 24, 2013
| 2:59 PM
SOUTH BEND — Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, a season with typically higher gas prices.
It’s also a heavy travel weekend. And this Memorial Day weekend, about nine out of ten holiday travelers will take to the nation’...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Since the massive rollout of roughly 120,000 digital utility meters that began in 2010, Glendale Water & Power officials now have just 53 of them to tweak, down from 919 in September of last year.
The drop comes about five months after the utility began...
| May 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
In a recent letter to the editor ("Fracking is not the answer for U.S. economy," May 7), David Wagenheim relies on outdated and previously debunked talking points in an attempt to convince readers that hydraulic fracturing harms groundwater,...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Once celebrated as an economic mainstay, the tobacco industry has been hard hit by health concerns, bans, lawsuits and the social stigma of cigarette smoking.
Now, UC researchers are testing the plant’s potential to be genetically modified in...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Would a plug-in hybrid save you money? A new website lets buyers calculate their fuel costs with a variety of plug-in hybrids.
"My Plug-in Hybrid Calculator," created by the U.S. Department of Energy, lets you tailor results to any plug-in on the market...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:51 PM
General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing — and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow.
With production under way at the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Area business people learned how to conserve energy and reduce costs Thursday at the 2013 Potomac Edison Customer Workshop and Trade Ally Seminar at the Ramada Plaza in Hagerstown.
Representatives of Potomac Edison’s Energy Efficiency Incentive...