| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:41 PM
For several years now, the World Health Organization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Surgeon General and the California Environmental Protection Agency have all classified secondhand tobacco smoke as a Class A carcinogen to which there is no...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:29 PM
After nearly a dozen years, $16 million and the removal of some 50,000 tons of contaminated dirt, the Coast Guard declared the Superfund site at the Coast Guard Yard south of Baltimore cleaned and ready for duty Thursday.
The yard landed on the Superfund...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:35 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed a total of 36 bills today. Among them are measures setting new standards for cyberbullying; banning the use of electronic funds transfer cards in adult entertainment or gambling facilities; and codifying an...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Melissa Meeker is stepping down as head of the South Florida Water Management District to take a private sector job with a Stuart-based environmental consulting firm.
Meeker resigned Monday after two years leading the agency that is charged with...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:04 AM
The final permit for the long-awaited Route 219 four-lane extension from Somerset to Meyersdale has been approved.
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, made the announcement Wednesday saying construction of the 11-mile project is set to begin late...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Back in 1981, the city of Charlevoix received a notice from the Michigan Department of Public Health: its municipal well system was contaminated.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the well system was connected to a wedge of contaminated...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Movies can have a tremendous impact on society, if they're skillfully made.
"Triumph of the Will" was a stunning documentary that helped Adolf Hitler consolidate power. "An Inconvenient Truth," a documentary about former Vice President Al Gore's...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:08 PM
Ruling in a bitterly contested case with national ramifications, a federal judge found Thursday that the Waterkeeper Alliance failed to prove that an Eastern Shore farm's chicken houses were polluting a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:59 PM
A circuit judge ruled Thursday that the state Surface Mine Board did not abuse its discretion and did not make an arbitrary decision when it affirmed the issue of a mining permit for a 100-acre quarry site in Gerrardstown, W.Va.
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:59 PM
ST. MICHAEL — Coal industry leaders and environmental activists alike are touting a new, privately funded wastewater treatment plant that will protect and create jobs while cleaning up local waterways.
Rosebud Mining Co. announced Tuesday that...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:32 PM
The head of the South Florida Water Management District resigned Monday, leaving after just two years and creating another leadership shakeup for the far-reaching agency charged with guarding against flooding and leading Everglades restoration....