| 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,...
| 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...
| 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 ...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Maryland currently ranks fifth in the nation for worst air quality and produces over 60 percent of its energy from dirty sources like coal and natural gas. Immediately after his inauguration, Gov. Larry Hogan rolled back coal regulations that would have...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:11 PM
A new study by California scientists has linked chronic exposure to microscopic air pollutants in vehicle exhaust to deaths from heart disease. The finding bolsters evidence that ultrafine particles, which are not regulated by state or federal...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Southern California air quality regulators extended a ban on wood burning to Friday, its third straight day.
Residents in Orange County and surrounding communities are barred from lighting up fire places, fire rings or stoves fueled by wood until...
| Jan 15, 2015
Is your home making you sick?
A lot of people think so. Or at least they're worried about that possibility, according to researchers at Harvard University, who say that 1 in 4 homeowners express some level of concern that an aspect of their homes is...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:48 PM
Southern California is likely to miss a 2015 deadline to clean soot from the air, according to the region’s chief smog-fighting agency, which approved a plan Friday blaming the drought for reversing a long-term decline in fine-particle pollution....
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Veteran midwife Donna Young prides herself on delivering healthy babies. In 20 years, she has coached hundreds of pregnant women in this energy boomtown.
She calls them her girls.
When one mother delivered a stillborn infant in May 2013 — Young'...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:28 PM
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County wants to import trash for the purpose of burning it in its incinerator. They argue that outside vendors should be permitted to pay less than county residents.
Our group opposes the importation of trash into...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:20 PM
Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home...