| Feb 28, 2015
A few years ago, in 2009 and 2010, a string of unexplained floods and unusually high tides struck the East Coast. There was no easy explanation. No hurricane. No winter storm. But the waters kept spilling across the shoreline — from North Carolina's...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Evidence that the global warming debate is a controversial and often hot issue was demonstrated last week by a heated local debate on the subject at a local synagogue that raised more than a few temperatures.
The venue was Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor in...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 11:03 AM
California could generate much more revenue from fees on polluters than Gov. Jerry Brown expects, legislative analysts say in a report released Thursday.
Administration officials have estimated $1.7 billion in revenue from the fees by June 30, 2016, the...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:12 PM
To the editor: The article reporting the record warm year in Alaska sounds like a weather story. It's not. A good chunk of Alaska is part of the Arctic, global warming's canary in the coal mine. ("Alaska's toasty temperatures in 2014 worry observers,"...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Few if any of the domestic policy proposals President Obama talked about in his sixth State of the Union speech stand much chance of landing on his desk to be signed into law, but they've already begun to have an impact in another arena: shaping the...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Pope Francis, after a visit to the Philippine city destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in 2012, plans to publish an edict that scientists are right about global warming and Christians have a moral obligation to reduce greenhouse gases.
The papal encyclical is...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:35 PM
New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Thursday.
De Blasio's mayoral ban will...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Utilities this year are bracing for proposed cuts in emissions of carbon dioxide, a pollutant blamed for global warming. What it means for consumers — some say it could hike electric bills — is so far unclear.
The U.S. Environmental...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:23 PM
For 32 years I've been advocating a major tax on petroleum. I've got as much chance this time around as did Don Quixote with windmills. But I shall tilt my lance once more.
The only time you can even think of proposing a gas tax increase is when oil...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Trucks start lining up to dump their loads at Baltimore's Quarantine Road landfill before the gates open in the morning.
Throughout the day, trash-compactor trucks, dump trucks and tractor-trailers stream into the waste burial ground on Hawkins Point...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:41 PM
I offer my predictions for the new year. Some are serious, some are whimsical, most are heartfelt. They are not listed in order of importance.
•With the help of U.S.-led coalition attacks on Islamic State, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad will...