| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:05 AM
When the Obama administration unveils its plan today for fighting climate change by clamping down on power plant emissions, it will try to get the rest of the nation to join an effort already underway in Maryland and a number of other states....
| May 9, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Making the first-ever presidential stop at a Wal-Mart on Friday, President Obama urged U.S. businesses to join his administration’s efforts to improve energy efficiency -- arguing that "there are cost-effective ways to tackle climate change and...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The Obama administration on Friday scored its third major legal victory on air pollution in less than month when a federal appeals court rejected an industry challenge to its latest health standards for fine particulate matter, or soot.
| May 30, 2014
| 11:10 PM
Cavorting in the ocean with sociable seals is a stirring experience, and because of this, I don't know a traveler who doesn't have the Galápagos on his or her bucket list. Even though Charles Darwin's living laboratory is 600 miles from the nearest land...
| May 2, 2014
China behavior: In the May 1 Section A, an article about a dispute between some mainland Chinese and Hong Kong residents stemming from a toddler's defecating on a Hong Kong sidewalk stated that the Communist Party's official People's Daily had denounced...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Natural gas is a key element of Connecticut's efforts to clean its air and provide cost-effective energy for consumers. It is by far the state's leading source of energy, exceeding gasoline and nuclear power. And for this reason, pending legislation...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:18 PM
There may be a blanket of white covering the ground right now, but Naperville is thinking green.
The city has signed on to the Cool Cities Program, a Sierra Club initiative that, since 2006, has encouraged energy efficiency and the use of renewable...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Drilling operations at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times greater than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows.
Using a plane that was...
| Jan 29, 2014
California's high-speed rail is one of the largest public works projects anywhere in the world. Like the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Interstate 5 and the California Aqueduct before it, high-speed rail has engendered opposition,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California’s air quality, a new report by the state’s pollution control officers says.
A higher number of extreme heat days from global warming will boost smog...
| Feb 4, 2014
Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to...