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  • Tips: How to Build a Cleaner Fire in Woodstoves or Fireplaces

    Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home...
  • Toomey, Casey agree: Exempt waste coal power plants from pollution rules

    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators are pushing to exempt waste coal power plants — like those in Northampton, Carbon and Schuylkill counties — from a pair of recent federal pollution rules. The proposal from Republican Pat Toomey and...
  • DEP says 'little potential for harm' to public from oil, gas development in Pa.

    The state Department of Environmental Protection released what it says is the most thorough study conducted of radioactive materials associated with oil and gas extraction on Thursday. In January 2013, the DEP announced it would take a close look at...
  • Delta smelt legal battle heads to Supreme Court

    Delta smelt legal battle heads to Supreme Court
    The delta smelt may be a small fish with a short life, but it has spawned a decades-long legal battle over water in California. At issue has been a series of orders under the Endangered Species Act that at times reduce water deliveries from the...
  • Big ships on the Chesapeake Bay follow strict environmental safety rules

    Big ships on the Chesapeake Bay follow strict environmental safety rules
    Please allow me to correct some of the points letter writer Bernard Helinski recently made regarding ships' ballast water polluting the Chesapeake Bay ("Ship ballast a major source of pollution," Jan. 7). Current U.S. Coast Guard regulations require...
  • Duck boat tours proposed for Chicago River

    Duck boat tours proposed for Chicago River
    Duck boat tours could be coming to the Chicago River as soon as this summer. Entertainment Cruises, a cruise operator based at Navy Pier, submitted a proposal to guide tours on the boats, which run on land and water. The company operates more than 30...
  • Newport weighs when, how to fix Balboa seawalls

    Moving forward with the replacement of aging seawalls surrounding Balboa Island may find its way onto the Newport Beach City Council's list of goals for this year. Mayor Ed Selich said the state of the seawalls around the island and Balboa Peninsula...
  • Wood burning is back at 30 Newport Beach fire rings

    Wood burning is back at 30 Newport Beach fire rings
    The Newport Beach City Council decided Tuesday night to immediately bring wood burning back to some of the city's beach fire rings, again stoking debate over the issue. After about an hour of public comment, the council voted 5 to 2 to approve a plan...
  • Congress must control 'rogue' EPA

    I appreciate Tom Bennett's letter to the editor ("Obama's policies wage war on affordable energy"). In it he challenges the "global warming congregation" belief that "the science is settled" and 2014 was the "warmest in recorded history." Science is...
  • Amid PCB Testing, New Schools For Some Hartford Children

    Amid PCB Testing, New Schools For Some Hartford Children
    HARTFORD — Nearly five months into the academic year, Mille Soto tried explaining to her 4-year-old daughter why she was dropping her off at Wish School Tuesday morning, instead of the usual Clark School. The prekindergartner was fearful and didn'...
  • Obama administration sets new limits for methane emissions

    The Obama administration set a goal Wednesday of cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by nearly half in the next 10 years with a proposal targeting new wells. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will propose rules this...