| 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....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The 2011 Fukushima disaster spelled doom for the region's horses, ordered to slaughter after they were exposed to radiation. But in a new documentary, one stubborn rancher resists...
Horses are part of a thousand-year tradition at Fukushima, the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:48 PM
U.S. commercial nuclear power plants had 10 serious incidents in 2013 that could have resulted in damage to nuclear reactors, but the industry's overall safety record improved, the Union of Concerned Scientists said Friday.
The Washington-based watchdog...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Three years ago--2:49 p.m. March 11, 2011, Tokyo time, or late on the night of March 10 in continental U.S. time zones--what may be history's worst, most enduring nuclear power plant disaster began in Japan. It's a baleful anniversary that bears object...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:52 AM
NEW YORK -- An explosion that destroyed two buildings in a busy Manhattan neighborhood and killed at least two people was caused by a gas leak, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said Wednesday, and hours after the explosion, some people remained missing.
| 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 13, 2014
| 10:11 PM
Federal safety authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into a gas explosion that caused the collapse a day earlier of two New York City apartment buildings, killing eight people and injuring dozens of others.
The still-smoldering rubble...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The osprey swooped down to the surface of the water in the Florida Everglades to snatch a large fish, and then flapped its strong wings to regain altitude.
That was not what impressed my wife and me the most. In flight, the bird used its talons to twist...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:02 AM
Before we get to the topic of an overly polite peace rally, the distressing matter of King George III must be untangled.
According to Lehigh Valley historian Frank Whelan, it was the British King George II, not King George III, for whom the King...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:17 PM
Harold Agnew, a leading figure of the nuclear age who helped design the first atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project, led efforts after World War II to make the weapons more secure and championed the development of nuclear power during a...