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  • U.S. top court rejects challenge to ozone regulations

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an industry challenge to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations issued by Republican former President George W. Bush's administration that set standards for ozone pollution. By...
  • DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee speaks at Eastern Connecticut State University

    On Oct.1, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee appeared in a crowded lecture hall at Eastern Connecticut State University to discuss the history of environmental protection in the state. Klee took over...
  • When interests overlap for Durbin, lobbyist wife

    When interests overlap for Durbin, lobbyist wife
    Sen. Dick Durbin has long said that he and his wife, Loretta, an Illinois lobbyist, take pains to separate their work and avoid conflicts of interest. But a Tribune investigation has found instances in which Loretta Durbin's clients have received...
  • Florida utilities are major players in governor's race

    Florida utilities are major players in governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE — Utility rates, solar power and the future of Florida's environment are a few of the minor details getting short shrift in this year's down-and-dirty gubernatorial slugfest. While the $49 million in ads has been dedicated to wedding...
  • Pennsylvania State Police commissioner cleared in controversy over pornographic emails

    Pennsylvania State Police commissioner cleared in controversy over pornographic emails
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett's environmental protection chief and one of the chief's top aides have resigned amid an unfolding controversy centered on state employees' sharing sexually explicit emails. But Corbett said the state's top cop has...
  • Even with the filibuster to thwart them, a GOP-led Senate would be able to make life difficult for President Obama

    Even with the filibuster to thwart them, a GOP-led Senate would be able to make life difficult for President Obama
    Charles Krauthammer today dreaming about a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate -- a distinct possibility in the wake of the November elections: Winning control of the Senate would allow Republicans to pass a whole range of measures now being held...
  • Escalating the weed wars

    When crops were first introduced that had been engineered to withstand the herbicide glyphosate — better known by the trade name Roundup — the agricultural industry said it would confer a terrific environmental advantage. Glyphosate is a...
  • Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?

    Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?
    United Airlines, flown by the Dallas Ebola patient to the U.S., cites medical experts that there was "zero risk of transmission" on the flights. Despite the reassurances, the Ebola case has focused attention on the procedures airlines use to keep cabins...
  • Weeds, herbicides, food and humans

    To the editor: Your editorial comparing antibiotic resistance in animals to herbicide resistance in weeds misrepresents a very old problem. ("Escalating the weed wars," Editorial, Sept. 29) Most of the advances on the horizon that you think should be...
  • U.S. report cites safety lapses at New Mexico nuclear lab

    (Reuters) - Chronic lapses in safety procedures at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico may have led to a radiation leak that has forced a prolonged shutdown across the state of the only permanent U.S. nuclear waste repository, federal...
  • Slash phosphorus flowing into Lake Erie, Great Lakes Commission says

    MILWAUKEE The Great Lakes Commission wants to slash the amount of phosphorus flowing into Lake Erie, the source of toxic algae outbreaks and the reason the city of Toledo lost its drinking water for two days this past summer. The commission, appointed by...