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Travel dilemmas: Can you protect electronics in your checked bag?

It had already been a long trip, and I was only two days into it. But the laptop and camera in my backpack seemed to get heavier with each dash through the airport. Why not just dump them into my checked bag, my version of the electronics ban in effect for travelers coming to the U.S.… Read more

Solar Power Plant

If we keep subsidizing wind, will the cost of wind energy go down?


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By Eric Williams, Associate Professor of Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology and Eric Hittinger, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology. As more wind turbines have been put in place, the cost of wind energy has gone down. Dad of T&S, CC BY-NC-SA There are high hopes for renewable energy to help society by… Read more

Solar Panel and Sun

Building for a better tomorrow


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A scale model of an energy-saving building is shown at an innovation exhibition in Beijing. [Photo by Da Wei/For China Daily] Song Yingqian is on a roll. She was desperate to live in an apartment in a new energy-saving building along with thousands of other property hopefuls. The development was so popular that the “new tenants”… Read more