| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The discussion on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon rules has quite properly centered around cost. I have been dismayed, however, that the discussion has been entirely focused on
whether electrical rates will rise or fall and...
| Jun 5, 2014
Rousing the public to do something about the growing federal debt is not easy. The dangers it poses are distant and vague. The immediate effects are not apparent. Any measure to cut deficits looks trivial next to the scale of the problem. Doing nothing is...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:10 PM
After years of battling federal environmental officials, the maker of d-CON has agreed to stop producing for the consumer market certain rat poisons that have accidentally harmed children, wildlife and pets.
The company's rodent-control products will be...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:06 PM
After years of challenges to federal environmental officials, the maker of d-Con rat traps has agreed to discontinue a consumer line of poison-laced baits that have accidentally harmed children, wildlife and pets.
The rodent-control products will be...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 10:52 PM
The Obama administration will seek to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030, potentially one of the biggest steps any country has taken to confront climate change, people familiar with the plan said Sunday....
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess.
The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The operator of an automotive shop in Rocky Hill is suing his former landlord and the building's previous owner, Pratt & Whitney, alleging that they failed to warn him about harmful chemicals that caused serious medical issues for him and his workers....
| May 9, 2014
| 10:58 AM
A renewed effort is underway in Baltimore to impose a fee on most plastic bags handed out in city stores — and supporters believe that charging a nickel for each bag, rather than a dime, will allow the measure to gain enough backing to become law....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The American Petroleum Institute said hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is sometimes called, contributed to a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2012, the trade group said in a statement.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:47 PM
As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts.
A fifth of all power-...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:51 AM
The levels of arsenic and chromium 6 in Glendale’s drinking water are above recommended goals set by the state, giving local H20 a toxicity score in the 62nd percentile compared to other Los Angeles County cities, according to a report released by...