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  • China's APEC summit measures leave Beijing with cleaner air

    China's APEC summit measures leave Beijing with cleaner air
    Forget driving every day, and don't plan on getting married. Don't think about applying for a passport, or a visa, or registering your business either — those offices will be closed. You won't be able to purchase fireworks, or go to a gas station...
  • Artificial turf debate: Is it safe for children?

    Artificial turf debate: Is it safe for children?
    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...
  • New coal plant pollution controls eyed

    New coal plant pollution controls eyed
    Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The...
  • Farm manure threatens Lehigh watershed

    Jamie and Glenda Pini stood in the pasture of their small farm, among a herd of rambunctious goats, several large Angus cattle, and a pile of manure. The Pinis' farm, off Route 100, north of Interstate 78, where highways and warehouses transition to...
  • Wishful Thinking Taints Stadium Debate

       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...
  • Gov. Rick Scott names new environment secretary

    Gov. Rick Scott names new environment secretary
    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...
  • Florida gets tough on oil driller in the Everglades

    State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades. Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co....
  • State helps combat flooding in Fort Lauderdale's isle communities

    State helps combat flooding in Fort Lauderdale's isle communities
    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...
  • Winnetka coal tar ban proposal brings lobbying efforts

    Winnetka coal tar ban proposal brings lobbying efforts
    A proposal to ban coal tar-based driveway sealants in Winnetka has drawn attention from some pavement industry representatives and business owners. They have argued to village officials in recent weeks that the product does not pose a health risk to the...
  • Latinos join EPA in taking a stand against bad air days

    Summer heat hasn't begun to wane, and neither have those familiar "bad air day" warnings. They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels....
  • FPL gets OK to drill for gas

    FPL gets OK to drill for gas
    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. Juno...