| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
At some point during the last two weeks, Democrats in Washington began privately acknowledging that they will almost certainly lose their majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Rather than discussing strategies for winning, they have shifted to excuses...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Lehigh Gap Nature Center recently received a 2014 Excellence in Site Reuse Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The award was presented to center director Dan Kunkle by the EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:25 AM
There are many reasons to be a Democrat — civil rights, environmental protection, protecting national security without being the world's policeman, and more. Yet, the Democratic Party's strongest advantage over our Republican opponents is that...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Running for re-election, Gov. Rick Scott has been touting his administration's "historic strides" on environmental protection during his first term. With a few notable exceptions, however, those strides have been backward from where the state stood...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
State lawmakers will now have some say in how Pennsylvania meets new federal clean air regulations limiting carbon emissions from power plants.
Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation Wednesday that gives the House or Senate the ability to veto, at least...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Fort Lauderdale's effort to control tidal flooding on the isle communities off Las Olas Boulevard is receiving a $700,000 boost from the state.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a grant Wednesday that will be used for...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:23 PM
The new owners of the shuttered Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County said Thursday that potential tenants are "banging down our door" for the opportunity to move to the site.
But Mike Pedone, chief operating officer for Sparrows Point Terminal,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Laws have been passed to protect the environment and health issues, yet we still get bad decisions from our appointed and elected officials. The mind-set of some people on these issues is appalling.
We allow chemicals to be used that affect our water,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:42 PM
What's a restored Chesapeake Bay worth to Virginia? Nearly $50 billion a year.
That's the dollar value the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) came up with in a new report that for the first time takes a look at the economic benefits of a healthy watershed....
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Lake County has spent the past few months trying to help residents get ready for the new curbside collection service that was launched on Oct. 6, and which introduced recycling to residents of unincorporated areas outside the cities.
Now Lake County&...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Even though work will not begin on the proposed Glasgo Dam repair project until next spring, residents around Glasgo Pond are already feeling the pinch, as their wells run dry and town officials scramble to find some way to alleviate the problem.