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Energy And The Environment

Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

BERLIN | It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The old-fashioned light bulb's phaseout: a primer

The old-fashioned light bulb's phaseout: a primer

These are confusing days to be shopping for a light bulb.

December 24, 2011 12:00 am

Modular homes can be a cheaper, greener alternative to traditional custom builds

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — When Jack and Gina Sheehan wanted to demolish and replace their 1952-built waterfront home in Yorktown, Va., they didn't choose the custom-built route.

December 03, 2011 12:00 am
Holiday lights are exempt from bulb efficiency law

Holiday lights are exempt from bulb efficiency law

Love to deck the halls with old-fashioned incandescent lights? Don't worry: Holiday lights are exempt from the new energy-saving standards for light bulbs that will take effect next year.

November 13, 2011 12:00 am

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

A shot across the online retailing bow

November 12, 2011 12:00 am

Solar power is beginning to go mainstream

The high costs that for years made it impractical as a mainstream source of energy are plummeting. Solar power installations doubled in the United States last year and are expected to double again this year.

October 21, 2011 11:50 am
Sealing air leaks saves on utility bills

Sealing air leaks saves on utility bills

Nobody wants to spend good money to heat the outdoors. But that's what you could be doing if your house has excessive air leaks.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am
Solar systems: Energy from sun can pay for panels in about 10 years

Solar systems: Energy from sun can pay for panels in about 10 years

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Ben Cuker lives what he teaches as a professor of marine and environmental science at Hampton University in Hampton, Va.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Indiana passes hypocritical gun law

The majority of Indiana's lawmakers care a lot more about gun lobbyists — and themselves — than they do about the concerns of mayors, librarians and many Hoosiers.

May 07, 2011 12:00 am

We all live with low-level radiation; how harmful is it?

Don't worry too much about the hint of radiation reaching U.S. shores from the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan, experts say.

March 29, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Rekindling the smoking ban

St. Joseph County Council member Mike Kruk is right to push for an expansion of the countywide smoking ban.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am

Energy education program kicks off tour

NIPSCO has launched the fourth year of THINK! ENERGY Indiana, an energy-efficiency education program for students northern Indiana schools.

November 03, 2010 12:00 am
New boiler fires up ArcelorMittal

New boiler fires up ArcelorMittal

EAST CHICAGO | Legislators and officials from ArcelorMittal and the federal government met Thursday to celebrate a grant that helped fund a project to increase energy efficiency and sustain jobs at the Indiana Harbor integrated steel mill.

October 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Ill. rebate program shorter than planned

CHICAGO | It took only 2½ hours for Illinois' latest Energy Star appliance rebate program to run out of cash.

September 25, 2010 12:00 am

Yes you can build a low-cost green' house

The greenest house in Lewis County, Ky., is a pleasant shade of blue — and a model for future low-income housing.

September 11, 2010 12:00 am

The Eco-Home that Julia Russell built

LOS ANGELES | Julia Russell has had the great fortune to live out her passion: treading ever more lightly on the planet, making her home a laboratory and herself an example.

September 04, 2010 12:00 am

Senator Durbin says Illinois needs to latch onto coal projects

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says two power-plant projects that would rely on clean-coal technology are opportunities Illinois can't afford to let get away.

September 03, 2010 12:00 am
Updated car stickers to include environmental info

Updated car stickers to include environmental info

WASHINGTON | Will your new car get an A in fuel efficiency? A government proposal may add letter grades to showroom window stickers on new cars and trucks to reflect a vehicle's overall fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.

August 30, 2010 3:00 pm
Abrupt pause in home-upgrade program leaves projects incomplete

Abrupt pause in home-upgrade program leaves projects incomplete

LOS ANGELES | A popular program that allows homeowners to tap low-interest government financing to install energy-efficient solar panels, windows and insulation has stalled, leaving tens of thousands of green improvement projects across the country in limbo.

August 28, 2010 12:00 am

Renters can do plenty to make their homes more eco-friendly

LOS ANGELES | So you're a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won't splurge on solar panels.

August 22, 2010 12:00 am
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