| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:59 PM
HARRISBURG — The state's natural gas industry has grown too fast, too soon, overwhelming the Department of Environmental Protection's ability to adequately inspect drilling sites, monitor drinking water and respond to citizens' complaints, according...
| 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.
| Jul 20, 2014
| 4:39 AM
The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers.
"It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess.
The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:27 PM
In the Bay Area oil port city of Martinez, where a colossal Shell refinery has long tainted the air, the landmark California law that requires polluters to ease their carbon footprint seemed to some to promise new relief.
But one big move by Shell to...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The discussion on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon rules has quite properly centered around cost. I have been dismayed, however, that the discussion has been entirely focused on
whether electrical rates will rise or fall and...
| Jun 5, 2014
Rousing the public to do something about the growing federal debt is not easy. The dangers it poses are distant and vague. The immediate effects are not apparent. Any measure to cut deficits looks trivial next to the scale of the problem. Doing nothing is...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Connecticut has more than 3,000 officially named lakes, ponds and reservoirs. A few are the fountainheads from which cities draw potable water. Many are becoming real estate refuges for those retreating from hurricane-hit saltwater shores. Many more are...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:13 AM
The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy.
| May 20, 2014
Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen.
Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...