| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:06 AM
South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay a $100 million fine, the largest in Clean Air Act history, for inflating the fuel economy ratings of their vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.
The agreement stemmed from an...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
How does a normal day in Beijing compare with one in Los Angeles?
The answer, it turns out, is both simple and complex.
Los Angeles' skies are among the most foul in the United States: In the American Lung Assn.'s 2014 national State of the Air...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
American farmers apply more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides a year to their fields to kill weeds and damaging insects. But collateral damage includes farmworkers; more than 10,000 a year suffer acute pesticide poisoning. Now the U.S. Environmental...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:43 PM
When it comes to cutting carbon, what's old, it seems, is new again.
Exelon Corp. executives are using terms like "cap and trade" and "carbon tax" in describing how they think Illinois should lower its carbon footprint in anticipation of the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Hopes for redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County — and the promise of new jobs — took two giant strides forward Thursday as the land was sold to a new owner who also reached agreement with state and federal...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:50 PM
There are many environmentally worrisome aspects of oil and gas production, and one is the injection of wastewater back into the ground. This process — a way of disposing of the contaminated water created during the drilling process — is...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:16 AM
The Maryland and Delaware Atlantic Ocean beach resorts got a bit of good news to kick off the summer season this past week. The latest survey by the National Resources Defense Council rates both states as having some of the cleanest beach water in the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:17 PM
More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:31 PM
(Reuters) - Every summer millions of American families head for beaches, but few stop to think of the possibility that the water they swim in may harbor enough bacteria to cause stomach flu and a host of other illnesses.
The Natural Resources Defense...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Although recent national news has focused on the latest political events and gun attacks, the Obama administration's new rules forcing reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants is far more important ("Carbon rules can work," June 2)....