| 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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:52 AM
As President Obama weighs whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, federal environmental officials gave him a new reason Tuesday to reject it: declining oil prices.
The Environmental Protection Agency is cautioning the White House...
| 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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:51 AM
A long time ago, in an auto world far far away, two vehicles got plugged into the automotive marketplace. It is December 2010, and the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle joins the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in a front that would forever change the automotive...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:14 AM
We've all heard the idea: In winter, your car needs a little time to warm up before you can drive it. And that's why across the United States, people who live in cold and snowy places and especially those whose cars have remote starters often fire up...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:32 PM
To the editor: I couldn't agree more that we have to address our diet in order to solve the climate problem. Studies show that animal agriculture creates more greenhouse gas emissions than the transportation sector. ("Latest climate change battle may...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 4:49 AM
As we fearlessly — or fearfully — march toward winter's peak, people inevitably turn to weather forecasts to try to anticipate when roads will be treacherous, whether offices and schools may be closed, and how much they'll have to shovel...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 10:03 AM
President Obama is finally trying to make good on his 2008 campaign promise to heal our warming planet and calm our rising seas. His administration will soon release a regulation that will force Florida to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 38 percent...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Missing from John Fritze's summary of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address ("Obama turns populist in State of the Union speech," Jan. 21) are his comments on the greatest threat to future generations — climate change. I applaud...