| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:52 PM
A 90-car train derailed and exploded in rural Alabama early Friday morning, spilling its crude oil cargo into the surrounding wetlands and igniting a fire so intense that officials said it will take 24 hours to burn out. No one was injured.
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:43 PM
It seems strange to celebrate the return of a ship that hasn't left yet, but that's what the recent announcement that the Carnival Pride will be sailing out of Baltimore beginning in March of 2015 amounts to. Last summer, Carnival Cruise Lines announced...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:55 PM
One of the insights that Daniel C. Esty brought to state government was that environmental protection and business growth are not incompatible — indeed, they can be complementary.
He put theory into action as commissioner of the state Department...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:26 PM
SEATTLE — The largest open-pit mine in North America, proposed for Alaska's wild and remote Bristol Bay region, would have a devastating effect on the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery and the Alaska Natives and fishermen who depend on it,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
The state-government half of one of Connecticut's political power couples is departing Gov. Malloy's administration and heading back to academia, and there's a real question about what Daniel Esty is leaving in his wake.
Esty (husband of U.S. Rep....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:25 PM
A developer wants to buy city-owned property near the Fairfield Marine Terminal to turn it into more parking for the port of Baltimore's thriving automobile import and export trade.
The city's Board of Estimates could consider as early as Wednesday...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:41 PM
When Greg Ham first became eligible to work from home under a new program at the Environmental Protection Agency a few years ago, he didn't jump at the chance.
"I wanted home to be separate from work," said Ham, 57, who lives in Baltimore but works as...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans accused of waging a "war on women" attempted to send a message to the nation with the selection of Washington state Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top woman in GOP leadership and a mother of three, to deliver the party's...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday appointed Francesca Grifo as the agency’s official in charge of scientific integrity.
In addition to overseeing the scientific integrity program, Grifo will chair an internal committee that...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:24 PM
The United States may be emitting 50% more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, than the federal government had previously estimated, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Though carbon dioxide from the combustion...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:23 PM
John Hanger, the former public interest lawyer turned Environmental Protection secretary, was the first Democrat out of the campaign gate, announcing in November his intention to take on Gov. Tom Corbett, the Republican incumbent, in the 2014 election....