| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:39 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:00 PM
During its first meeting of 2015, the Niles Stormwater Commission looked at the flood relief projects that are still in planning stages as well as the progress of the projects that have already been approved.
During the Jan. 20 meeting, Heys and...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:31 AM
The discovery in a Center Valley home last fall of the highest radon reading ever in Pennsylvania has its roots in a mystery that started in Berks County almost 30 years ago.
For Brian Redmond, professor of geology and chemistry in Wilkes University's...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday named Jonathan P. Steverson as the new director of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection.
If approved by the state Cabinet, Steverson will leave his job since 2012 as director of the Northwest Florida Water...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:07 PM
If you've ever had any kind of camera, you've probably taken a selfie. You know, turn the camera lens on yourself and take a photo.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has combined the popularity of hiking and the selfie for...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:17 PM
HARRISBURG — The pleasantries are over at the state Capitol.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Senate locked horns Thursday — two days into his first term — after Wolf fired a last-minute appointee by his...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's largest power company can now get in the natural-gas production business with its customers' money.
But it won't be able to use money from those same ratepayers to advocate against new federal clean-water rules.
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:59 PM
The day after two million-dollar yachts burned at a dock in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's Marina Mile, crews were working Monday to contain diesel fuel that spilled from the vessels into the New River.
"Today's focus is on the environmental aspects...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:27 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was unnecessarily harsh this week in telling commissioners of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority that they could resign if they can't accept his reorganization of the state's environmental protection and energy agencies....
| Jan 19, 2015
| 8:01 PM
Ross McLennan is old enough to remember when the Lehigh River was a cesspool of a waterway.
Before the Clean Water Act of 1972 was passed, the Lehigh was a repository for everything from coal silt to industrial waste to raw sewage, which deprived the...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:31 AM
The last coal-fired steamship operating in U.S. waters is undergoing a makeover to meet the terms of a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate pollution from the disposal of coal ash.
Work on the 62-year-old SS Badger began last...