| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:03 PM
The U.S. Labor Department ordered the reinstatement of an environmental specialist at the former nuclear weapons complex at Hanford, Wash., saying she had been wrongfully fired.
Shelly Doss, an employee of Washington River Protection Solutions, was...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A bigger, wider levee system will be constructed in western Palm Beach County to protect neighborhoods that suffered catastrophic flooding two years ago in Tropical Storm Isaac.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved new berms that...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Sustainable food habits -- practices that support a more environmentally and socially responsible food system -- are a growing interest in our efforts to protect the environment and our communities from the potentially damaging...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
NRG Energy Inc. announced Thursday a pollution reduction plan for its four Illinois coal-fired generating plants that pushed the state more than halfway toward meeting new proposed federal limits for reducing carbon dioxide pollution.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:33 AM
It didn't surprise experts that Chicago's water supply was not contaminated by an algae bloom toxin that forced officials in Toledo to issue a recent ban on drinking water from Lake Erie.
Lake Michigan isn't Lake Erie.
"Typically, you wouldn't see...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:08 PM
When the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued its first warning a little more than a month ago about a new virus with a strange name, it may not have seemed like cause for much concern.
The sometimes-disabling virus, called chikungunya (pronounced...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Environmental protection in Florida went into a deep freeze after the Great Recession pummeled the state's economy and voters then elected Gov. Rick "let's get to work" Scott. Funding for conservation programs took a nose dive, and environmental...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Water in Toledo, Ohio, and surrounding areas remained officially undrinkable Sunday evening, more than 36 hours after a do-not-drink order went into place for 500,000 people.
Water at a Toledo treatment plant tested positive for a toxin on Saturday,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:09 PM
NEW HAVEN — Nearly two years after storm Sandy sacked the Connecticut coast — a shoreline still disheveled from a pounding by Tropical Storm Irene a year earlier — federal funds for recovery are still being parceled out.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:55 AM
GREENWICH — The community remained in shock Thursday as more details emerged about the 16-year-old athlete and honor student who died in a boating accident a day earlier.
Emily Fedorko, described by schools Superintendent William S. McKersie as a...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Jamie and Glenda Pini stood in the pasture of their small farm, among a herd of rambunctious goats, several large Angus cattle, and a pile of manure.
The Pinis' farm, off Route 100, north of Interstate 78, where highways and warehouses transition to...