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  • Lake Michigan safe from toxin that threatened Toledo

    Lake Michigan safe from toxin that threatened Toledo
    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...
  • New virus spreads to Lehigh Valley

    New virus spreads to Lehigh Valley
    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...
  • Florida gains with green policies taking root: Editorial

    Florida gains with green policies taking root: Editorial
    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...
  • Toledo's tap water undrinkable for a second day; test results delayed

    Toledo's tap water undrinkable for a second day; test results delayed
    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,...
  • Sandy Grants On Connecticut Shoreline Raise Questions

    Sandy Grants On Connecticut Shoreline Raise Questions
    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. The...
  • Police Identify Greenwich Teen Killed In Boating Accident

     Police Identify Greenwich Teen Killed In Boating Accident
    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...
  • Former New London Pharmaceutical CEO Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crime

    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....
  • Elmhurst official: Lawsuit settled so money can be used to fix sewers

    Elmhurst official: Lawsuit settled so money can be used to fix sewers
    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...
  • Group says Wehr's Dam should come down

    Group says Wehr's Dam should come down
    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...
  • State won't probe dumped material at Wescosville Elementary

    State won't probe dumped material at Wescosville Elementary
    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...
  • Mark Aurand will protect environment

    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....