| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Two years ago, in a preemptive move, Shell sued a host of environmental and advocacy groups to prevent them from suing Shell over its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court called Shell's legal strategy "novel" and...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The state Department of Environmental Protection has revised a rule it proposed in April to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants that was widely panned by environmental groups and deemed "too lax" by federal environmental regulators.
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Heat and extreme drought have worsened smog in California over the last year, stalling decades of progress toward cleaner air and increasing health risks.
The state's prolonged dry spells have brought more temperature inversions, with a layer of...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:23 PM
One of only 75 highly specialized air monitors in America is being built in Davie to pick up trace level concentrations of air pollutants.
One of only 75 highly specialized air monitors in America is being built in Davie to pick up trace level...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Two recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria — one contracted by a man boating on the Chesapeake Bay — don't signal an uptick of the pathogen in local waters, experts say.
But the cases are a reminder of what the aggressive vibrio vulnificus...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Ten Years Ago
About 300 parents of Palm Crest Elementary School students turned out at a Pasadena hotel for a gala themed “Carnival,” a casino night. More than $30,000 was raised during the event to be used in support of the school....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
South Florida sugar cane growers and other farmers once again met annual Everglades pollution reduction requirements, but environmental advocates say the state's standards aren't tough enough.
Growers in the vast Everglades Agricultural Area south of...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Summer heat hasn't begun to wane, and neither have those familiar "bad air day" warnings.
They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels....
| Aug 5, 2014
A national epidemic has come to Florida. It is a silent threat, growing every day. Pollution contaminates our waters, poisons our fish and wildlife and increases our risk of cancer and other diseases.
The culprit is coal ash, and here in Florida we...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The newly announced landmark plans by the U.S. and China to limit their greenhouse gas emissions left open the question of how realistic the targets are. The plans feature a number of ambitious goals for each nation, but they face serious challenges. A...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Synchronize traffic lights
I noted in Monday's Sentinel an article about the Environmental Protection Agency and ozone levels and a comment that one option to reduce ozone levels is to synchronize traffic lights ("Our ozone might top EPA limits")....