| Dec 22, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Smog used to be a dirty four-letter word in Republican politics. In 1970, the Clean Air Act passed the Senate with bipartisan support of 73-0 and was signed into law by a Republican president, Richard Nixon. Twenty years later another Republican...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:01 PM
South Florida frequently has interesting cloud formations, simply because our moist warm atmosphere produces so many big fluffy marshmallows in the sky.
But there’s a kind of cloud produced in the Earth's most frigid regions, and it's much more...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The EPA's recent decision to tighten limits on smog pollution is commendable and necessary ("Holding one's breath, GOP style," Dec. 8).
Maryland has some of the worst air pollution on the eastern seaboard, with 86 percent of residents living in areas...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, is wrapping up Friday after 12 days of negotiations on global carbon emissions.
Yet, even as we work through the complexities of an international agreement, it would be a mistake to miss the...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Your editorial on ozone regulations suggests we would have no national ozone standards at all without the EPA's onerous new regulations ("Holding one's breath, GOP style," Dec. 8). Not true. The current ozone standards of 75 parts per billion (ppb) are...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
A waste incineration plant in southern Poland has rejected a shipment of pesticide-tainted soil and runoff from El Salvador after residents staged protests over the impending delivery of waste linked to kidney disease.
The deal was to have earned SARP...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Americans are serious about their Christmas lights -- so much so that a NASA satellite can see them from space.
The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, which NASA operates with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, can&...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences.
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:39 PM
The operator of a Coconut Creek landfill and a group of nearby residents who say they suffer from its smell have reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit.
The settlement would require Waste Management to do more to contain the smell at the...