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  • Fracking rules for Illinois published after long battle

    Fracking rules for Illinois published after long battle
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources published on its website Friday rules that regulate fracking, ending one chapter of a bitter and hard-fought multiyear battle by environmentalists who lobbied to block the rules from going into effect. Energy...
  • Obama pledges billions for climate work

    BRISBANE, Australia President Barack Obama announced Saturday that the United States will contribute $3 billion to an international fund designed to help developing countries cut carbon emissions and prepare responses to the effects of climate change....
  • How realistic are the U.S.-China climate change goals?

    The newly announced landmark plans by the U.S. and China to limit their greenhouse gas emissions left open the question of how realistic the targets are. The plans feature a number of ambitious goals for each nation, but they face serious challenges. A...
  • Descanso turns to its roots

    Descanso turns to its roots
    Descanso Gardens will unveil Saturday an oak woodland that provides a glimpse of what Los Angeles might have looked like before 16th-century European settlers and their livestock arrived and forever changed the Southern Californian landscape. The 7.7-...
  • U.S.-China climate change agreement: What you need to know

    Wednesday's agreement between the United States and China on cutting greenhouse gas emissions could have lasting implications for the entire world. Here are some important things to know.  What are greenhouse gas emissions? These gases come from...
  • New VW labor policy allows unions to earn representation

    Volkswagen Wednesday told workers at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., that it has adopted a new labor policy that gives labor unions the right to represent workers if the unions can prove they have enough local members. The new policy, obtained by the...
  • It's in Gloucester's budget: $15,188 for employee recognition

    Gloucester County has an estimated 400 employees, according to Human Resources Director Patricia Michura. Each year, Michura said, the county recognizes many of those employees for a variety of reasons. The county has budgeted $15,188 for employee...
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan
    Conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to complete a long overdue, legally required recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, the lobo of Southwestern lore. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in...
  • Dismayed, but not surprised, by GOP opposition to climate deal

    To the editor: I guess it was predictable that Republicans in Congress would jump all over this historic agreement on climate change. I allowed myself a brief daydream, imagining some other possible responses they could have come up with. ("U.S.-China...
  • Why the U.S.-China climate deal is so important

    Global-warming talks in Paris next year have a better chance of reaching a productive conclusion now that the two biggest economies in the world — which also happen to be the two biggest climate polluters — have promised to curb greenhouse...
  • Palm Beach County voters deliver big support for environmental land buying

    Palm Beach County voters deliver big support for environmental land buying
    Palm Beach County voters seem to love real estate shopping, especially when taxpayers are buying. On Election Day, they gave the biggest stamp of approval in the state to buying more land to protect the environment. The county's 85 percent approval for...