| 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")....
| 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 25, 2014
| 7:13 PM
After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:40 PM
The Obama administration announced Wednesday a long-anticipated move to tighten limits on smog-forming pollution, declaring that despite improvements in air quality in Maryland and nationwide, millions of vulnerable adults and children risk illness and...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The Obama administration's long-awaited announcement Wednesday that it wants to toughen limits on smog-forming ozone immediately generated questions about whether the plan can survive the current political climate and how much its cost will factor in...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The PennEast Pipeline isn't the only local natural gas transmission project to generate opposition in the Lehigh Valley.
Plans to enlarge a Forks Township compressor station to support an extension of a Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. pipeline between...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:39 PM
The operator of a Coconut Creek landfill and a group of nearby residents who say they suffer from its smell have reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit.
The settlement would require Waste Management to do more to contain the smell at the...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
For millions of Chinese, China's air pollution crisis has made donning a mask as reflexive as reaching for an umbrella when it rains. The country sees heavy pollution so frequently that weather forecasts have a special symbol for "haze." But nothing can...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 10:39 PM
Los Angeles ended a bitter dispute with Owens Valley on Friday with the announcement of a truce in a decades-long dispute over water and dust.
Under an agreement between the city and Owens Valley air quality regulators, Los Angeles will use a new,...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's easy to throw cold water on the U.S. climate change agreement with China and, for spite, chill your glass in an energy-guzzling refrigerator: These are nonbinding goals for the far-off future, tossed out at a summit to make two leaders look good....