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  • How to recycle your gadgets after the holidays

    The holidays are great for getting new gadgets, from new smartphones to 3-D TVs. But the gift-giving season is among the most wasteful periods of the year. Technology is a growing part of the problem -- the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that...
  • Top region stories of 2014

    Top region stories of 2014
    Anne Arundel Schuh and Neuman primary battle was bitter, expensive In a political year that had its share of statewide surprises, the county executive race between appointed incumbent Laura Neuman and state Del. Steve Schuh dominated headlines,...
  • River Forest in 2014: Fresh Thyme grabs Dominick's, lab pulls out, new plumbing plugged in

    River Forest in 2014: Fresh Thyme grabs Dominick's, lab pulls out, new plumbing plugged in
    Despite its reputation as a bedroom community, River Forest didn't lack for excitement in 2014. Here are a few stories that jumped out at us as we looked back on the year in the village. Just in thyme Eager to find a new tenant for a vacated Dominick'...
  • State Easing New Rules Aimed At Cutting Storm Runoff Pollution

    State Easing New Rules Aimed At Cutting Storm Runoff Pollution
    HARTFORD — A deluge of protests from municipal officials over the potential costs involved with new state proposals to reduce pollution from storm runoff has prompted the state's environmental agency to revise its regulatory plans. A spokesman...
  • Mary Nichols has 'rock star' influence as top air quality regulator

    A meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown and Chevron executives was ending when an oil company official turned to Mary Nichols, California's top regulator for air pollution. There was only so much Chevron could do to meet the state's rules, he told her. "I...
  • Fish Hatcheries' Supporters Fear They Could Be On Budget Chopping Block Again

    Fish Hatcheries' Supporters Fear They Could Be On Budget Chopping Block Again
    BERLIN — The folks who run the Kensington Hatchery and their colleagues at the two other state fish-raising operations worry a lot about predators. Herons, kingfishers, osprey and eagles snatch thousands of young trout and salmon from hatchery...
  • Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits

    Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits
    The amount of lung-damaging ozone inhaled by Orange County residents in recent years would exceed new limits for the pollutant that were proposed recently by the federal government. A push by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for further...
  • Is artificial turf causing cancer?

    Is artificial turf causing cancer?
    Synthetic turf fields are made of a synthetic grasslike material, to which 40,000 ground-up rubber tires are added as "in-fill." It is the out-gassing of chemicals from these ground-up rubber tire "crumbs," as well as the rubber crumb dust, that pose...
  • U.S. scientists to study monarch butterfly numbers for protected status

    U.S. scientists to study monarch butterfly numbers for protected status
    For scientist Tierra Curry, the monarch butterfly is part of the American experience. Native to North America, once present in every U.S. state except Alaska, the insects with the distinctive and colorful wings are known for their spectacular...
  • First F-150 ads focus on durability, not fuel economy

    DETROIT The first national advertising campaign for the 2015 Ford F-150 will begin airing Wednesday to tout the capability of the new truck. Notably absent in the first three TV spots is any mention of the fuel economy figures for the lighter, aluminum-...
  • Traffic lights, chump and porn: Letters

    Traffic lights, chump and porn: Letters
    Synchronize traffic lights I noted in Monday's Sentinel an article about the Environmental Protection Agency and ozone levels and a comment that one option to reduce ozone levels is to synchronize traffic lights ("Our ozone might top EPA limits")....