| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Los Angeles passed a law last year requiring bicycle racks within 50 feet of the front door of many new buildings. But a problem surfaced immediately: The federal Americans With Disabilities Act requires handicapped parking spaces with an easy path to the...
| Aug 1, 2014
Conversations about ocean pollution, endangered species and climate change often leave people feeling powerless. But a group of scientists is attempting to change that through their traveling film festival Beneath the Waves, which will appear Saturday...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...
| Aug 3, 2014
Jeanne Nolan still remembers when the light bulb went on. She was a Winnetka teenager trying to find her purpose and "really into the environment," Nolan says, "when nobody was talking about being 'green.' But I thought, 'Doesn't anyone on the North Shore...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The former head of New London-based Sheffield Pharmaceuticals pleaded guilty Tuesday to a criminal charge of knowingly allowing the dumping of chemical pollutants into a public sewage system that discharged into the Thames River for more than seven years....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Nearly half of the people in the United States live in counties with unhealthy air. Sources from gas-fueled lawn and garden equipment, vehicles, and large industrial buildings like power plants and factories emit pollutants. This results in two forms of...
| 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 27, 2014
| 5:14 PM
A bill that would phase out rebates for the wealthy who buy plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles passed the Assembly and could join two related bills Thursday on their way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
One of the other bills would increase the number of...
| 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...