| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:27 PM
The state of Connecticut didn't bid in an auction for a former Boy Scout camp in Bozrah, a state official confirmed Thursday, but it still supports preserving the nearly 340-acre, prime slice of wilderness.
Graham Stevens, office director of land...
| Feb 3, 2015
Sure, $4 trillion sounds like a lot.
But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more.
Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:50 AM
State Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R-34) recently announced that she is applauding the grant funding awarded to Air Line Trail State Park in the amount of $400,000. The funds awarded will be used toward improvements and a Western Extension of Air Line Trail...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:48 AM
It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:31 AM
The last coal-fired steamship operating in U.S. waters is undergoing a makeover to meet the terms of a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate pollution from the disposal of coal ash.
Work on the 62-year-old SS Badger began last...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:56 PM
It was supposed to be a major Chinese foothold for doing business in Latin America, the largest venue for selling Chinese goods in the Western Hemisphere.
The multimillion-dollar Dragon Mart mega-mall would cover nearly 1,400 acres two miles from the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:18 PM
Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators are pushing to exempt waste coal power plants — like those in Northampton, Carbon and Schuylkill counties — from a pair of recent federal pollution rules.
The proposal from Republican Pat Toomey and...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:00 PM
During its first meeting of 2015, the Niles Stormwater Commission looked at the flood relief projects that are still in planning stages as well as the progress of the projects that have already been approved.
During the Jan. 20 meeting, Heys and...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:31 AM
The discovery in a Center Valley home last fall of the highest radon reading ever in Pennsylvania has its roots in a mystery that started in Berks County almost 30 years ago.
For Brian Redmond, professor of geology and chemistry in Wilkes University's...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:07 PM
If you've ever had any kind of camera, you've probably taken a selfie. You know, turn the camera lens on yourself and take a photo.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has combined the popularity of hiking and the selfie for...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:17 PM
HARRISBURG — The pleasantries are over at the state Capitol.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Senate locked horns Thursday — two days into his first term — after Wolf fired a last-minute appointee by his...