| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Can the Chesapeake Bay get cleaned up faster if the environmental cops spend less time on the beat, but focus on the worst polluters and count on the rest to get the message?
That's essentially what the Environmental Protection Agency proposes to do...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Florida Everglades has become the latest region to react against oil drillers and fracking, a technique that has spurred worries about earthquakes and water contamination across the country.
Concerns about an “enhanced extraction procedure&...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:11 PM
What can you do when a property owner doesn't maintain a historic building?
Some owners don't have the money or knowledge to care properly for their property. Others use neglect as a deliberate strategy for avoiding legal barriers or popular opposition....
| May 22, 2014
| 7:04 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency and a top U.S. energy provider reached a settlement agreement Thursday in which the company agreed to clean up the remains of a February coal ash spill that contaminated 70 miles of river in North Carolina and Virginia....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:01 PM
There are few governmental responsibilities as profound as protecting the air and water that sustain life. When there is a question about air or water quality, government ought to err on the side of caution.
That is why, until the system is safe...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Comments from South Florida political leaders on the death Thursday of former Gov. Reubin Askew.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (full statement below).
Via Twitter: "My thoughts are with...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:58 AM
The Aquifer Protection Agency will meet Thursday night to discuss the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's list of contaminated and potentially contaminated sites in town.
Over 100 sites from Enfield are listed on DEEP's Contaminated...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Representatives of communities in the Buffalo Creek area were told of water quality tests that showed contamination and urged to take steps to protect the water and fish and wildlife habitat as plans move forward to expand the storage capacity of...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population lives near a high-volume road where pollution levels are typically elevated from vehicle exhaust, a new study says.
The analysis found 60 million people living within about one-third of a mile from a busy road. In...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Few people in West Virginia had any idea that an obscure company was storing a mysterious coal-washing chemical in tanks overlooking the Elk River, just upstream from a major water treatment plant.
Nor did many realize that no agency had conducted...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
One summer Saturday in the Bay Area city of Richmond, nitric acid leaked from a tank at a metal plating company, forming a toxic cloud that floated over a neighborhood of small houses and stucco apartments.
"People were coughing. They were gasping for...