Heating

Imagine living high above Manhattan but unable to open your windows because of soot-laden smoke from surrounding buildings. Toxic emissions from burning dirty heating oil continues despite a 2011 law requiring conversion to a cleaner fuel.
8 hours ago   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
Propane prices in some parts of the midwest and south had tripled; governors have demanded investigations into price gouging, and shelters have opened for those unable to afford the steep prices increases, yet production increased 15% from last year.
Feb 10, 2014   The New York Times
Everything you've thought about climate control may be wrong. And for that realization, you've got Michael Sivak to thank.
Mar 29, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Researchers in China have reportedly created an insulation material that can "retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements."
Aug 3, 2011   Buildings
Sidewalks in Holland have for years utilized piped-in waste heat to melt snow. Now, they've added an additional sidewalk amenity: a hearth.
Apr 14, 2011   Metropolis
Heat emitting from riders of the Paris Metro and from the subway trains will heat 17 apartments in a new system debuting in France.
Sep 9, 2010   Popular Science
White roofs have gained cachet as a solution to the urban heat island effect. But in places where there are more cold days than hot, a white roof that reflects warming sunlight might not make the best sense, according to this piece.
May 20, 2009   Miller-McCune