| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:01 PM
The Government Accountability Office is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement of water contamination and seismic activity associated with fracking, the high-pressure injection of fluids into wells to extract oil and...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:15 PM
The rich, roasted flavors of porters and stouts are a natural match for the flavors in coffee, and there is no shortage of craft brews with coffee additions. One standout local example of the marriage of bean and barley is the chocolate-hued Coffee Porter...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:21 AM
As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling political strings to ensure it is rewarded financially for its nuclear power plants, which...
| 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 27, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The project seemed simple enough — build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:12 PM
The Obama administration’s drive to regulate global-warming gases won a surprising victory in the Supreme Court on Monday with the support of two conservative justices.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Antonin Scalia joined the court&...
| 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...
| 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 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades.
But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:19 AM
UC Riverside researchers say they have demonstrated an inexpensive roof coating that gobbles up smog-forming pollutants and, if widely adopted, could clean tons of air pollution from Southern California each day.
In a laboratory experiment,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:58 PM
As Hamden's new humongous garbage truck rumbled down my street a couple of months ago, kicking off the town's new collection system, I watched from my bedroom window like a kid.
Then, it pulled up to my new humongous 96-gallon garbage receptacle,...