| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:38 PM
NEW YORK — The caller who reported a gas smell minutes before a deadly explosion that destroyed two Manhattan buildings had noticed the same odor the night before but did not report it at the time, officials said Thursday, indicating the catastrophe...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Federal inspectors found no violations as they delved into the reactor shutdowns in January at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.
An electrical malfunction caused both of the nuclear power plant's reactors...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 9:17 PM
SACRAMENTO — California farmers markets want to get tough with interlopers who don't sell what they grow.
They're backing a bill to crack down on vendors who falsely claim to offer pesticide-free or locally grown fruits, nuts and vegetables....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Monday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake turned out to be too deep to cause a tsunami on the West Coast of the United States.
But seismic experts have long warned that a massive quake in Alaska could cause damaging wave activity along the California coast....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Thirty-five years ago, when a New Jersey-based outfit called General Public Utilities was irresponsibly cutting corners to increase profits, an Allentown-based outfit known as PP&L was emerging as one of nation's best-run utility companies.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that the federal agency's proposed carbon rules are designed to boost nuclear plants that are struggling to compete.
“There are a handful of nuclear facilities that because...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:54 PM
After the San Onofre nuclear power plant closed earlier than expected last year, some residents say they've been kept in the dark — at least when it comes to information.
Community members sounded off on a proposed settlement agreement related to...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:34 PM
An Iranian nuclear negotiator offered an upbeat assessment of ongoing international nuclear talks during a news conference for Iranian journalists, but said a preliminary text for a comprehensive agreement may include hundreds of points of dispute,...
| Apr 26, 2014
Re “Obama's Keystone trap,” Opinion, April 22
Jonah Goldberg has a point. On one side there are the global warming deniers; on the other are the hard-line environmental activists. One side refuses to accept there is a problem; the other...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:47 PM
As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts.
A fifth of all power-...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:01 AM
About 425 workers at Millstone Power Station began voting Wednesday and will continue voting Thursday on joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
But the outcome of the election won't be known for some time, as the ballots probably...