| 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,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Particle physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, also known as Fermilab, played a key role in the work that ultimately proved a Nobel Prize-winning theory related to the so-called "God particle."
The research focused on how particles...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:05 AM
BROOKINGS, S.D. - An entomologist identifying the insects in native grasses is like a kid in a candy store.
"We're scurrying to beat ourselves, putting out new discoveries, said entomologist Paul J. Johnson of the South Dakota State University Plant...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:32 AM
We hear from automakers, industry experts and auto writers all the time. In Car Stories, we want to hear from the people that matter most to the auto industry: The drivers. Just like every house has its own smell, every car has its own story.Writer Deb...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Ruben Flores and Maria Llanos are looking for an electric vehicle.
While the couple is sold on the idea of a vehicle with a smaller carbon footprint, there are two main reasons they haven't purchased yet: they want to wait until they own a home so...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Competing in the Prototype 1 Class in the 2013 American Le Mans Series, the Lola-Mazda-powered Dyson team car is putting a bio-isobutanol/gasoline blend to the test. And the renewable bio-fuel is coming up a winner.
“Isobutanol is a drop-in fuel,&...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The most enduring concern in the electrified vehicle market is range anxiety, which is the worry that an electric car will die before the driver reaches her destination. As battery costs drop and battery range increases, car makers are addressing a bigger...
| Aug 27, 2013
Particle physicists say they're used to constantly fielding the questions -- What exactly is it that you do? And why exactly does it matter?
Understanding those who spend a lifetime studying the tiniest bits of matter can leave the average person...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:44 AM
A new petition for plug-in vehicles aims to quick-charge support for a national quick-charging infrastructure sponsored by the government.
The petition created on the White House website contends that fast-charging stations need to be placed at 50-...