| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:39 PM
An oceanic mystery has emerged in the burial of coral reefs off the coast of southern Broward County.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection accuses the county of allowing reefs to become smothered with sand during a project nine years ago...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Thousands of Pennsylvanians poke themselves each day with needles and lancets to treat or test for medical conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis and multiple sclerosis.
They do this at home, school and work. In most places, there are no biohazard...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:58 PM
The only signs investigators found of the chemical-laden railroad hopper car that exploded after it derailed last year in Rosedale were twisted and deformed pieces of its aluminum shell that shot out like shrapnel, landing as far as 370 feet away.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:40 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:03 PM
The U.S. Labor Department ordered the reinstatement of an environmental specialist at the former nuclear weapons complex at Hanford, Wash., saying she had been wrongfully fired.
Shelly Doss, an employee of Washington River Protection Solutions, was...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A bigger, wider levee system will be constructed in western Palm Beach County to protect neighborhoods that suffered catastrophic flooding two years ago in Tropical Storm Isaac.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved new berms that...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Sustainable food habits -- practices that support a more environmentally and socially responsible food system -- are a growing interest in our efforts to protect the environment and our communities from the potentially damaging...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
NRG Energy Inc. announced Thursday a pollution reduction plan for its four Illinois coal-fired generating plants that pushed the state more than halfway toward meeting new proposed federal limits for reducing carbon dioxide pollution.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:33 AM
It didn't surprise experts that Chicago's water supply was not contaminated by an algae bloom toxin that forced officials in Toledo to issue a recent ban on drinking water from Lake Erie.
Lake Michigan isn't Lake Erie.
"Typically, you wouldn't see...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:08 PM
When the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued its first warning a little more than a month ago about a new virus with a strange name, it may not have seemed like cause for much concern.
The sometimes-disabling virus, called chikungunya (pronounced...