| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:37 PM
The saying goes that the only thing you can count on when it comes to Chicago weather is change. In addition to cold winters and hot summers Mother Nature often throws in an unseasonably cool day in the summer or an unexpected thaw mid-winter.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:52 PM
I applaud President Barack Obama's climate change policy speech Tuesday. Fundamentally, he's doing what he believes is right. Ethically, he's delivering on a promise he made in 2009 to the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen: to cut U.S....
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:50 PM
A battery-electric car that accelerates quicker, drives farther and charges faster than any other on the market, the 2012 Tesla Model S is a work in progress whose capacity to evolve is more revolutionary than the fact that it's an electric car.
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Irvine's new City Council majority has positioned itself to clean house on one of the city's signature projects: the Great Park, intended to be the century's landmark municipal park.
Since its inception more than a decade ago, 200 of the planned 1,347...
| Dec 19, 2012
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...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Carbon Motors plans to launch production of a new vehicle before the end of 2013.
The vehicle, called the Carbon TX7, is an all-wheel-drive truck capable of carrying up to ten passengers. The company said the TX7 is priced at about $150,000.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Cars competing in the 10-race 2013 American Le Mans Series are, with one exception, using E10 or E85 fuel. But it’s not exactly the ethanol consumers find at their favorite filling stations.
“These fuels have 100 octane ratings,”...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Are motorsports a proving ground for fuel savings and cleaner air? Fewer pit stops would mean faster overall times. But hairpin turns on high-speed straightaways don’t sound economical or clean.
For the past several years, though, tire maker...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:09 PM
As you're checking out electric bicycles for Bike to Work Week, take a side trip to follow this week's green vehicle news from across the Web:
US added about 180 charging stations in May: Good news for plug-in owners -- according to the U.S....