| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:52 AM
A big polluter could be blazing inside your kitchen, its blue flames glowing under your tea kettle or frying pan.
A new study says cooking with a gas stove can expose you to unhealthy levels of air pollution.
About two-thirds of Southern California...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:54 PM
California will fall short of its goal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury unless it adopts aggressive policies to fight climate change, a new report says.
The state is still on track to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As experts largely predicted, car shoppers shook off any hesitation from the federal government shutdown and bought enough new cars in the second half of October to drive the auto industry up about 11 percent by Halloween, judging by numbers......
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Two North Dakota State University Extension Service professionals were honored at the 2013 Epsilon Sigma Phi national conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Kathleen Tweeten, director of the NDSU Extension Service's Center for Community Vitality, received the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Brandon Lojewski's mad-scientist routine began quietly in a college engineering lab in Orlando.
Four years later, the 25-year-old's project at UCF has morphed into a high-tech-startup business that could play a key role in revving up battery power in...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Solar Decathlon, the U.S. Department of Energy biennial student competition to design and build modern sustainable houses, was forced to close temporarily on Friday because of the Santa Ana winds whipping through the competition site at the Great Park...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
While showing flickers of promise, smart homes -- residences that digitally monitor and regulate energy use and technology in the house -- have yet to take off in the U.S. But at the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, they're everywhere.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The University of Nevada Las Vegas won the market appeal contest Thursday at the 2013 Solar Decathlon, edging out Vienna University of Technology, Stanford and Czech Technical University in one key phase of the 19-team competition to build the sustainable...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:08 AM
A colder New England winter will be more expensive for a large swath of the state, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's statistics agency.
The agency's outlook on winter fuel pricing, issued this week, said New England will see almost 5...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Some people dread the winter cold. Others fear the heating bills a cold winter brings.
For those trying to save their paycheck from getting eaten by the family furnace, buying small space heaters is often cited as a quick way to cut costs and stay warm....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:54 PM
For the third time in a year, a legislative committee has rejected proposed regulations for wind turbines in Connecticut, continuing the two-year moratorium on the clean energy projects.
The vote to reject the rules without prejudice passed 10-3,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Plug-in vehicle owners rely on public charging to increase the range of destinations. While the industry estimates that 95 percent of people do their charging at home, charging at work and other public spaces gives EV owners the confidence to drive more,...