| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:41 AM
By Sui-Lee Wee
BEIJING, Feb 25 (Reuters) - A Chinese man in a smoggy
northern city has become the first person in the country to sue
the government for failing to curb air pollution, a state-run
newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Li Guixin, a resident of...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 2:00 PM
An intense search for black gold at the western edge of the Everglades is raising hopes and fears of an emerging oil boom.
Energy companies are preparing to use new drilling and testing techniques to explore vast deposits that happen to lie beneath some...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:23 AM
BEIJING, Feb 20 (Reuters) - China's capital Beijing issued
an emergency pollution alert for the first time on Thursday,
warning residents to reduce outdoor activities and construction
sites to control dust given a forecast of heavy smog over the
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The head of nuclear safety for the cleanup of the former nuclear weapons site at Hanford, Wash., was fired Tuesday after allegations she made over several years that the construction project was ignoring serious safety problems.
Donna Busche, an...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:56 PM
No matter what, Hampton Roads residents are in for sewer rate increases in the coming decades.
As in metro regions across the country, the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated that officials here cut the amount of sewage that leaks out of...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Decades after it dumped toxic waste in Upper Bucks, a leading chemical company has finally paid for the damage.
This month, W.R. Grace & Co. paid more than $63 million to the government to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at 39 sites across 21...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Soon after starting work at Lincoln Elementary in Paramount nearly five years ago, second-grade teacher Lisa Lappin became alarmed by the number of teachers and students sick from cancer and other illnesses.
Pungent, metallic odors sometimes blanketed...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Nancy Sutley, the top White House environmental advisor, is a fan of Wallace and Gromit, the claymation movie stars. Wallace, a tinkerer, habitually gets in trouble with his elaborate inventions, and Gromit, his silent but hyper-...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:43 PM
It seems strange to celebrate the return of a ship that hasn't left yet, but that's what the recent announcement that the Carnival Pride will be sailing out of Baltimore beginning in March of 2015 amounts to. Last summer, Carnival Cruise Lines announced...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:25 PM
A developer wants to buy city-owned property near the Fairfield Marine Terminal to turn it into more parking for the port of Baltimore's thriving automobile import and export trade.
The city's Board of Estimates could consider as early as Wednesday...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans accused of waging a "war on women" attempted to send a message to the nation with the selection of Washington state Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top woman in GOP leadership and a mother of three, to deliver the party's...