| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Now it's Tropical Storm Chris again.
After briefly strengthening into the first hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic storm season on Thursday morning, the system already has weakened.
Not that it matters much to Florida - or any other land area for that...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:00 PM
If you ask a smart, talented, prolific, highly opinionated and possibly overextended writer to create a series for you whenever he gets the chance, you might get a terrific television show. Or you might get "The Newsroom," which is what HBO got when it...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:51 PM
CNN and Soledad O'Brien Thursday announced a new deal that will take her out of the morning weekday anchor chair and make her an independent producer of documentaries for the channel.
The move by new CNN chief Jeff Zucker is a smooth one that keeps a...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:46 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly three years after a deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation's worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:57 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Just when we all were getting over the irony of a team named the “Saints” getting stung in that tawdry NFL bounty scandal, the transplanted New Orleans Hornets of the NBA have announced they will change their nickname to the “Pelicans.&...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
How did Japanese workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant jury-rig fire hoses to cool damaged reactors? Is contaminated water from waste pools overflowing into the Pacific Ocean? Exactly who is the national incident commander?
The answers to these...
| Apr 26, 2011
"What the heck went wrong?" That, apparently, is the question roiling the environmental community as it realizes that the fight against climate change has fizzled.
As Brad Plumer writes in the New Republic, everything was looking great in 2008 for a...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:34 PM
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida’s U.S. senators, who once agreed on a proposal to use BP fines to restore the Gulf Coast, split sharply when the measure came to the Senate floor on Thursday. Marco Rubio, a...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 9:36 PM
"I wasn't always a disillusioned Democrat," writes Charles K. Ebinger, director of the Brookings Institution's Energy Security Initiative. "For decades, the party's policies ensured that the United States had adequate supplies of domestic oil, natural...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A collective of environmental groups is ratcheting up pressure on Congress to devote a large portion of the fines from last year's BP oil spill to the recovery of the businesses and environmental assets along the Gulf Coast. The groups...