| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:03 PM
CROMWELL — New antipollution regulations being proposed by the state to control runoff from streets and lawns could cost cities and towns $100 million, local officials from across Connecticut warned Tuesday.
Members of the Connecticut Conference...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The Malloy administration's high-profile plan to buy clean energy from a wind farm in northern Maine has survived a legal challenge that argued that the nearly $1 billion contract violated federal energy laws.
In September 2013, the state Department...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:13 AM
MANCHESTER — Even with all the collection boxes, in town and elsewhere, most used clothing ends up in landfills and incinerators.
Nationwide, of the 14.33 million tons of clothing, towels and other household textiles that people toss each year,...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Concerned residents filled the meeting room at the Upper Saucon Township Municipal Building on Thursday night to learn more about how to detect, and mitigate, what state and federal officials are calling extremely high levels of radon in Center Valley...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Some people just don't know when to stop fighting. Immediately after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags, the plastics industry vowed to overturn it. Since then, out-of-state bag makers have contributed $2.5...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 11:09 AM
It will take about a year to repair the launch pad damaged when an Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff in October at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, state officials said.
That's the estimate announced this week by...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
A waste incineration plant in southern Poland has rejected a shipment of pesticide-tainted soil and runoff from El Salvador after residents staged protests over the impending delivery of waste linked to kidney disease.
The deal was to have earned SARP...
| 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...