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  • In Navajo country, coal gives life — and takes it, some say

    In Navajo country, coal gives life — and takes it, some say
    From her bedroom window, Cynthia Dixon watches the cloud of soot rise from the coal mine near her sheep spread. Down the road, a hulking coal-fired electrical plant spews a yellow plume that stains the horizon. Many days, she finds a layer of black dust...
  • Klee Re-appointed As Malloy's Head of Energy and Environment Agency

    Klee Re-appointed As Malloy's Head of Energy and Environment Agency
    Robert Klee will be re-appointed as commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Monday. Klee, 40, has been serving as DEEP commissioner since January 2014 after working as the agency’s...
  • State Holds Hearing On Seaside State Park Plans

    State Holds Hearing On Seaside State Park Plans
    WATERFORD — Barry Gorfain, an avid kayaker and hiker, has a vision for Seaside State Park. The Niantic resident would like to see a launching area allowing direct access to Long Island Sound for kayakers and canoeists — a rarity in the state....
  • Manchester Launches Textile Recycling Effort

    Manchester Launches Textile Recycling Effort
    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,...
  • Pennsylvania DEP frets Center Valley residents aren't heeding radon warning

    Pennsylvania DEP frets Center Valley residents aren't heeding radon warning
    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...
  • Let California's plastic bag ban stand

    Let California's plastic bag ban stand
    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...
  • Artificial turf debate: Is it safe for children?

    Artificial turf debate: Is it safe for children?
    On weekday evenings and weekend afternoons each fall, hundreds of high school athletes can be seen kicking up dust, dragging opponents to the ground and otherwise rolling around on athletic fields across the Lehigh Valley. In many of those stadiums...
  • Spaceport repairs from rocket explosion could take a year

    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...
  • Polish waste-processing firm rejects toxic shipment from El Salvador

    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...
  • Malloy's Billion-Dollar Clean Energy Push Weathers Federal Court Challenge

    Malloy's Billion-Dollar Clean Energy Push Weathers Federal Court Challenge
    The Malloy administration's high-profile plan to buy clean energy from a wind farm in northern Maine has survived a legal challenge that argued that the nearly $1 billion contract violated federal energy laws. In September 2013, the state Department...
  • Hogan, Frosh could clash in new roles

    Hogan, Frosh could clash in new roles
    Next month brings Maryland a new chief executive and a new top lawyer who differ sharply on important issues — particularly how to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. They've also clashed personally in the past. As they prepare to meet Friday, Gov.-...