| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:49 PM
Waste Management garbage and recylcing trucks made their pickups Monday despite the lack of a contract between the company and the union representing about 150 recycle truck drivers. The threat of a strike or lockout still looms, however.
| Jun 19, 2012
| 5:14 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Opponents of the recently completed Sunrise Powerlink project said Tuesday they will continue their legal battle, even as the long-awaited line is already transmitting energy into San Diego.
"Our underlying lawsuits have not been resolved,"...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Waste Management has lauded the city's recycling efforts, but residents are urging city officials to go even greener to improve the environment and draw eco-tourism.
Going green could bring in more green, speakers told the City Council Nov. 15.
| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:09 PM
Critics of the Constellation Energy Group-Exelon Corp. merger called Monday for doubling the rate credit for utility customers to $200, even as the companies offered other concessions, including building a new downtown Baltimore headquarters.
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:30 PM
Spirits were bright at the Laguna Beach Seniors Inc. luncheon despite dull, gray skies outside.
The 19th annual luncheon was held Monday at Tivoli Terrace. There were few empty seats, despite the inclement weather, and the atmosphere was festive —...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:26 AM
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has published a new study that claims that, by the year 2050, America could be powered using 80% green energy. You can read more details at this link, but here are some of the finer points of this study:
| Jun 29, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Firefighters were called out to a fire at a Waste Management Recycling facility Friday at 2:41 p.m. The West Dallas fire on Cash Road became a four-alarm fire. The heat and condensed trash piles made the blaze difficult for firefighters to battle....
| Jun 30, 2012
| 10:29 PM
Get ready for your recycling to be left at the curb. That's what leaders of the union representing recycle and yard waste truck drivers are warning, as a contract dispute between the union and the company responsible for hauling garbage, Waste Management,...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:43 PM
County officials said this week that as residents put out for collection large amounts of storm-related debris and spoiled foods from recent severe weather and power outages, the holiday week and hot weather combined to create delays in collections in...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:26 AM
Soaring prices have triggered a vicious, hidden conflict over oil. There have been midnight raids, deception, backstabbing, outright theft and criminal arrests. Only we're not talking about the Middle East or tanker hijackings, and petroleum isn't...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Harris County attorney Vince Ryan filed a lawsuit this week against four companies for allowing dioxins to leak from waste pits into the San Jacinto River for the last 45 years.
Dioxins were the main ingredient in Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam War...