| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
A waste incineration plant in southern Poland has rejected a shipment of pesticide-tainted soil and runoff from El Salvador after residents staged protests over the impending delivery of waste linked to kidney disease.
The deal was to have earned SARP...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 11:09 AM
It will take about a year to repair the launch pad damaged when an Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff in October at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, state officials said.
That's the estimate announced this week by...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Concerned residents filled the meeting room at the Upper Saucon Township Municipal Building on Thursday night to learn more about how to detect, and mitigate, what state and federal officials are calling extremely high levels of radon in Center Valley...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Some people just don't know when to stop fighting. Immediately after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags, the plastics industry vowed to overturn it. Since then, out-of-state bag makers have contributed $2.5...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:13 AM
MANCHESTER — Even with all the collection boxes, in town and elsewhere, most used clothing ends up in landfills and incinerators.
Nationwide, of the 14.33 million tons of clothing, towels and other household textiles that people toss each year,...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Uninspired choice of Pinnacles photos
Regarding "Vision in Spires," by Rosemary McClure, Nov. 16: Of all the photos taken in Pinnacles National Park the Travel section could have chosen, the one selected shows someone ignoring the experience by being on...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Half a century ago Ralph Nader published “Unsafe at Any Speed,” which warned of the hazards built into the Chevrolet Corvair. Today, General Motors' safety record is still being justly vilified, most recently for an ignition defect blamed...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 6:56 PM
A Baltimore-based nonprofit is preparing to build a commercial kitchen on a blighted tract in East Baltimore, the first step in the creation of a $16 million food production campus.
American Communities Trust plans to use a 31/2-acre parcel at Gay and...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
John Oelbracht has managed the Westwood Generation power plant in western Schuylkill County for 10 years. It's more than a job to him — it's an undertaking to clean up the environment while producing power for Pennsylvania homes.
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Hundreds of homeowners in the Center Valley area are being urged to test their homes for the cancer-causing gas radon after one of the highest concentrations recorded in Pennsylvania was found there.
The state Department of Environmental Protection...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream.
With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...