| Mar 23, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick.
The child is not the only one...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 2:48 PM
A long-delayed trash-burning power plant in South Baltimore has hit a new snag, as a regional government group has backed away from its pledge to buy electricity from the controversial project.
The Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee ...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 9:00 AM
I want to thank reporter Meredith Cohn ("Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living," Feb 5) for informing The Sun's readers about the new Johns Hopkins research that found that asthma is not just an inner city problem and that high levels...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:12 PM
Alarmed by the rapid pace of climate change, a key federal science panel is urging a major research effort into high-tech schemes that could cool the planet if prevention fails, potentially including giant machines to suck greenhouse gases from the air,...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:05 PM
Cleaner air has for the first time been linked to bigger and stronger lungs among school-age children, according to findings released Wednesday from a two-decade study in Southern California.
The research by USC scientists, published in the New...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:32 AM
Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.
Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 2:10 PM
HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles.
The Council on...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Decades after scientists described the ways in which air pollution scars and shrivels young lungs, groundbreaking research out of USC has delivered the good news that clean-air regulations are making a difference. In a longitudinal study that measured...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:30 PM
If the West Aurora School Board grants its approval next week, the district will see about $800,000 worth of repairs and building projects this summer, regardless of whether an $84.2 million bond referendum passes in April.
The school board recently...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:06 AM
A House committee is scheduled to hear testimony today on a bill that would impose an air pollution regulation that Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew when he took office.
The bill, sponsored by Del. Dana Stein, would require Maryland's coal-burning power plants...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 10:59 PM
Battery recycler Exide Technologies will permanently close its Vernon plant and avoid criminal charges under an agreement between the company and the U.S. attorney's office reached Wednesday night.
Under the deal, Exide will acknowledge criminal...