Believability melts away in the 'First Snow' script
A freaked-out Guy Pearce tries to outwit weather and time and beat a death sentence imposed by a psychic, but the filmmakers make his character too sympathetic and the second half too soft for their tale about fate.
Lisa's Garden: Specks of green begin to appear
P-I reporter and gardening novice Lisa Stiffler is jumping on the urban farming veggie wagon and taking a stab at growing produce at home. This is the second in an ongoing series of her reports.
Green homebuilders still seeking a market
An increasing number of developers are touting that the environmental credentials of their projects and a downtown Bellevue project would be the greenest so far. But developers say green building is not yet a priority for most buyers.
Powering up energy savings
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- A coalition of technology companies and environmental groups led by Google Inc. and Intel Corp. launched an initiative Tuesday to conserve electricity and curb global warming emissions by making the world's computers and servers more energy-efficient.
Renewable energy investment grows
PARIS -- Renewable energy has moved out of the fringe and into the mainstream, with investors worldwide pouring $71 billion of new capital into the sector in 2006, up 43 percent from the previous year, and more is expected, a U.N. report said Wednesday.
States set target for reducing emissions
Washington and seven other Western states and Canadian provinces Wednesday staked out a regional goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, partly by creating a trading block for pollution credits and requiring less-polluting vehicles.