| 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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The former head of New London-based Sheffield Pharmaceuticals pleaded guilty Tuesday to a criminal charge of knowingly allowing the dumping of chemical pollutants into a public sewage system that discharged into the Thames River for more than seven years....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The City of Elmhurst has spent $20 million on sanitary sewer improvements since 2011, and negotiated a lawsuit settlement to limit legal fees and put more money toward flood control, City Manager James Grabowski said Friday.
Under a consent order issued...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Wehr's Dam has been a fixture along the Jordan Creek in South Whitehall for more than a century. Built of timber and concrete like thousands of dams in waterways across Pennsylvania, it has outlived by more than six decades the grist mill it was built...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:10 PM
State environmental officials say they don't plan on investigating asbestos-laden materials dumped and later buried behind Wescosville Elementary School last year.
State Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Colleen Connolly said Thursday...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
As a senior voter, I feel our legacy is to exercise good stewardship over this land that we love and to leave a better world for our children. Our elected officials should reflect this view. Right now we have a choice to elect a man who is up to the job....