| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:58 PM
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Your child throws a tantrum and smashes something? Take out "naughty child insurance". Similarly, buy cover against your bride becoming pregnant before the honeymoon, your team being knocked out of the soccer World Cup, burning...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:25 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California but force costly new requirements on government and industry.
The EPA staff...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:30 PM
At 2 a.m. on Aug. 23, Luke Ziemba strapped himself into a P-3 turboprop aircraft with 14 other scientists and flight crew in Tampa, Fla., and set off to rendezvous with a hurricane.
Technically, Cristobal wasn't a hurricane yet, but a tropical...
| Aug 26, 2014
Motorcycle messenger Frank Stone uses gas mask to make deliveries during smog attack....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:44 AM
BOSTON (Reuters) - Irving Oil's oil-by-rail terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, has seen increasing air quality problems since it started up in 2012, undermining the company's assurances to regulators the project would likely not impact the...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:18 PM
With the summer weather so unbelievably pleasant in the Lehigh Valley in recent weeks, it's been easy to forget how difficult it is for some folks to breathe around here.
The good news for them is that they just got new help in their war against asthma....
| Aug 21, 2014
With the summer weather so unbelievably pleasant in the Lehigh Valley in recent weeks, it's been easy to forget how difficult it is for some folks to breathe around here. The good news for them is that they just got new help in their war against asthma....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Getting checked into a smoky or musty hotel room can be a nightmare for travelers.
But one Davie outfit is aiming to change that with a new product that works to keep rooms smelling fresh.
DynoFresh, which carries the name of its manufacturer, is a...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The party Aug. 24 has a name: "The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years." The guests of honor: nine of the country's most lauded muralists, gathered together for the first time in three decades, to commemorate the anniversary of artwork they...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Los Angeles County's attempt to test lead levels in the blood of people living near a Vernon battery recycling plant has not drawn enough participants to be of use in measuring the effects of its air pollution, county officials and health experts say....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:51 PM
One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA.
The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...