| Dec 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The amount of lung-damaging ozone inhaled by Orange County residents in recent years would exceed new limits for the pollutant that were proposed recently by the federal government.
A push by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for further...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Synthetic turf fields are made of a synthetic grasslike material, to which 40,000 ground-up rubber tires are added as "in-fill." It is the out-gassing of chemicals from these ground-up rubber tire "crumbs," as well as the rubber crumb dust, that pose...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Hartford City Councilman Larry Deutsch, skeptical of the financing for the proposed Downtown North stadium, said he wants 100 percent assurances in the deal.
Nothing in finance is 100 percent, I told him during a break at a public hearing last...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:42 PM
What's a restored Chesapeake Bay worth to Virginia? Nearly $50 billion a year.
That's the dollar value the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) came up with in a new report that for the first time takes a look at the economic benefits of a healthy watershed....
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream.
With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Hundreds of homeowners in the Center Valley area are being urged to test their homes for the cancer-causing gas radon after one of the highest concentrations recorded in Pennsylvania was found there.
The state Department of Environmental Protection...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
John Oelbracht has managed the Westwood Generation power plant in western Schuylkill County for 10 years. It's more than a job to him — it's an undertaking to clean up the environment while producing power for Pennsylvania homes.
| Nov 28, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Half a century ago Ralph Nader published “Unsafe at Any Speed,” which warned of the hazards built into the Chevrolet Corvair. Today, General Motors' safety record is still being justly vilified, most recently for an ignition defect blamed...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 6:56 PM
A Baltimore-based nonprofit is preparing to build a commercial kitchen on a blighted tract in East Baltimore, the first step in the creation of a $16 million food production campus.
American Communities Trust plans to use a 31/2-acre parcel at Gay and...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Uninspired choice of Pinnacles photos
Regarding "Vision in Spires," by Rosemary McClure, Nov. 16: Of all the photos taken in Pinnacles National Park the Travel section could have chosen, the one selected shows someone ignoring the experience by being on...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Fort Lauderdale's effort to control tidal flooding on the isle communities off Las Olas Boulevard is receiving a $700,000 boost from the state.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a grant Wednesday that will be used for...