| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The head of nuclear safety for the cleanup of the former nuclear weapons site at Hanford, Wash., was fired Tuesday after allegations she made over several years that the construction project was ignoring serious safety problems.
Donna Busche, an...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:06 PM
We all feel great sympathy for Charla Nash, the woman who was savagely attacked and mauled by a friend's pet chimpanzee. It was a tragedy, a terrible accident, awful even to think about. But the taxpayers of Connecticut are not responsible for it.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:36 PM
SEATTLE — The Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska's Bristol Bay — home to the most productive sockeye salmon...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
SEATTLE - Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun the yearlong process that could lead to halting construction on the controversial Pebble Mine, stakeholders in Alaska’s bountiful Bristol Bay are weighing in.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:27 PM
The nation's largest electricity provider could soon be back on the hook for a once-settled lawsuit alleging that it illegally contaminated groundwater through leaky coal ash dumps near Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina.
State regulators had...
| 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 27, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Richard P. Healy, an environmental engineer whose career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spanned more than three decades, died Saturday of esophageal cancer at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
The longtime Hamilton...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:15 AM
In a recent Sun article calling on me, and Maryland's legislature to reaffirm our longstanding commitment to parks, playgrounds, trails and fields ("Marylanders need to speak up for open space," April 1), Dan Rodricks does a good job of spotlighting an...
| 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...