| Nov 18, 2013
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Illinois, where a fast-moving storm system produced several tornadoes that touched down across the Midwest and left behind a path of destruction in 12 states. More photos Duarte, Calif.: Men pray during a church...
| Mar 8, 2013
The California Coastal Commission voted Friday to reject the Navy’s plan for increased use of sonar and underwater explosions as part of increased training and testing off the coast. The Navy requested that the commission find the plan consistent...
| May 24, 2011
| 8:28 PM
When a team of activists wearing white hazmat suits showed up at a Chicago grocery store to protest the sale of genetically modified foods, they picked an unlikely target: Whole Foods Market.
Organic foods, by definition, can't knowingly contain...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 5:26 AM
Japan's Red Cross has collected more than $1 billion in the first three weeks after the massive earthquake and tsunami but has yet to distribute any funds directly to victims, prompting Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano to urge Sunday that the process...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 8:43 PM
Radioactive water continued to seep into the sea Monday after a failed attempt to seal the leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant using an absorbent polymer, sawdust and shredded paper.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials think the leak has...
| May 25, 2011
| 6:34 AM
Amid heavy rain, eight Greenpeace anti-pollution protesters this morning came down from the smokestack of a Pilsen coal-fired plant and were promptly arrested by Chicago police.
"It's a combination of bad weather and feeling we've got the message out,"...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:40 PM
The eight Greenpeace anti-pollution protesters who were arrested Wednesday after climbing down from the smokestack of a Pilsen coal-fired plant were charged this morning with felony criminal damage to property.
The three women and five men were also...
| May 26, 2011
| 11:35 AM
One of eight protesters facing felony charges for climbing the smokestack of a Pilsen coal-fired plant on Tuesday was convicted four years ago of scaling the Chicago Board of Trade building to protest the destruction of the world’s rain forests,...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Ten years ago Monday, scenes out of Baltimore gripped the nation and much of the world when a CSX freight train carrying hazardous cargo derailed and caught fire in the century-old tunnel that winds below downtown.
For a week much downtown activity...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Someday, perhaps as early as March, Maryland's striped bass may join the main ingredients of Europe's Filet-O-Fish sandwich on the list of fish known worldwide as abundant, well-managed and caught in environmentally friendly ways.
The state has spent...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:55 PM
There's a new ship in the harbor - at least for another day. Rainbow Warrior III, the signature vessel of Greenpeace, cruised into Baltimore Monday on its maiden voyage to the United States.
It's the third ship to bear that name - the first was...