| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:52 PM
When it comes to energy use, many people don't think of buildings — but they should. Buildings account for 36 percent of our energy consumption and 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Department of Environmental...
| Jun 17, 2014
The Natural Resources Defense Council's Frances Beinecke finds it so difficult to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's claim that its new carbon dioxide regulations will save consumers money and their jobs that she prefers to criticize the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I agree with Ned Tillman's commentary ("Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits," June 12) touting the health and economic virtues of replacing coal-fired power with non-fossil sources, which is one likely outcome of the new EPA rules announced...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:51 PM
President Obama on Saturday challenged the 2014 graduating class of UC Irvine to build on the legacy of the Orange County campus, which was among the first to show that man-made chemicals were harming the atmosphere.
Speaking to more than 30,000 in...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Coal-fired power plants are the greatest source of greenhouse gas in America ("Carbon rules can work," June 2). Neighboring West Virginia extracts 90 percent of its power from coal alone, and there are eight active coal units in Maryland that violate...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:13 AM
The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy.
| May 6, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Smog could worsen across the United States in the coming decades as climate change boosts summer temperatures and makes ozone levels more difficult to control, a new study says.
Americans can expect the number of days with unhealthy air to jump 70% by...
| May 15, 2014
It is a coincidence that the day after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), an apparent GOP presidential hopeful, stated his belief that man was not causing climate change, scientists announced that global warming was causing irreparable harm to massive Antarctic...
| 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 19, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Students from Highland Park High School's "Green School Initiative" built a bench from organic and recycled materials for firefighters to warm themselves during training exercises.
The bench, constructed this month, is for firefighters from Highland...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:10 PM
A proposed natural gas export facility in Southern Maryland cleared another hurdle Thursday, when a federal review found the controversial project poses no significant risks to nearby residents' safety and no major environmental impacts.