| May 5, 2011
| 6:08 PM
One of the nation's dirtiest power plants is shutting down, a move that will scrap a major source of lung- and heart-damaging air pollution in the Chicago area.
Facing a federal complaint, more stringent pollution limits and smaller profit margins,...
| May 10, 2011
| 9:53 AM
A growing coalition of environmentalists, public health advocates and sustainable businesses including renewable energy companies and composters are urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto legislation that would qualify trash incineration as a "Tier 1"...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 10:53 AM
At a time when Americans are engaged in a heated debate about cutting domestic social services and entitlement programs, we are forced to fund more and more social programs — for other nations. How so?
In February, after seeing fellow Sunni...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The reaction from the petroleum industry to the notion that Maryland ought to look before it leaps into natural gas drilling was swift and predictable: Maryland is in danger of falling behind the pace set by other states in tapping the lucrative Marcellus...
| Jan 30, 2011
| 10:48 PM
The signs read “Warning: Gas Pipeline” and they litter an Olivehurst neighborhood that runs along southbound highway 70. There’s a history of natural gas concerns here; a super highway of gas pipelines crisscrosses the area. But that...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Pacific Gas and Electric is reducing the pressure on four natural gas lines under direction from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The lines experienced a temporary pressure increase that was 10% more than allowed by federal regulations....
| Feb 6, 2011
The game on Sunday is, well, the Super Bowl of TV commercials. According to Nielsen, most people (OK, 51 percent) say they enjoy the ads more than the football, and advertisers will shell out up to $3 million for the privilege of entertaining them for...
| Feb 5, 2011
In 2011, the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program will continue to offer rebates to Chicago homeowners for installing energy efficient natural gas heating equipment and if needed replace with energy efficient models that qualify for rebates, which...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 6:01 PM
Perhaps the legacy of the deadly explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant one year ago today can best be understood through the prism of the host city – a community that will draw an anxious breath when the rebuilt, $1 billion plant flips the...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Halliburton Co., one of the world’s largest oil services businesses, pulled in record revenue in North America as the energy industry shied from natural gas production and boosted oil field exploration instead.
The Houston firm’s revenue in...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 12:21 PM
For a group deeply worried about mankind's survival in a world racked by escalating environmental problems, Earth Forum of Howard County takes an approach that dovetails nicely with the county's campaign for civility.
While the four-year-old church-...