| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:18 PM
When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards.
Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Delaying action on cutting greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change could damage the U.S. economy, according to a report to be issued Tuesday by the White House's Council of Economic Advisers.
The council estimated that the eventual cost of...
| Jul 30, 2014
Hydraulic fracturing to squeeze oil and gas from rock buried deep underground is either a financial windfall for landowners and communities or an environmental Pandora's box — depending on whom you ask.
Until now, eastern Virginia hasn't been...
| Aug 26, 2014
Motorcycle messenger Frank Stone uses gas mask to make deliveries during smog attack....
| May 2, 2014
| 3:28 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- It was always a long-shot. But House and Senate lawmakers trying to impose new cleanup rules for Florida's pollution-battered springs will be back at the drawing board next year.
With the session ticking down on the last day, both sides...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change.
Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue.
And the administration...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:13 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers completed their wrench-work on a $75 billion budget which boosts spending on classrooms and steers $171 million into trying to clean up pollution-wrecked waterways.
House and Senate budget-writers had been wrangling...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:11 PM
An Everglades restoration plan unexpectedly sidelined last month will get a second look on May 23, federal officials announced Wednesday.
The Central Everglades plan is a $2 billion project to get more Lake Okeechobee water flowing south to help...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
If you live in a region with lots of air pollution, you might not always breathe easy. So it might help to sit back, relax and enjoy a helping or two of broccoli.
Better yet, have a stiff cup of broccoli-sprout tea.
It might not be the advice you expect...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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Life story in 100 words or less: Grew up in Chicago with parents, brother and two sisters. Graduated from Chicago WillibrordÖ Catholic High School; attended Southeast Junior College in Chicago then the University of...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:23 AM
If the predicted high for Tuesday reaches its mark, it would be just the third 90-degree day this year in Chicago.
Meteorologists say this summer has been relatively cool. From 1981 to 2010, Chicago summers have had an average of 14 90-degree days, said...