| Mar 15, 2011
| 11:37 AM
Hazardous material crews this afternoon have secured a chemical spill in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood, authorities said.
It remained unclear exactly what chemical was spilled in the 2800 block of South Archer Avenue, just south of the Stevenson...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Cell phone safety warnings are generally designed for a large man with a big head who talks less than half an hour a day.
The average toddler's head, however, weighs about half as much and is far more susceptible to the microwave radiation the phone...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 11:56 AM
If you're worried about your child's developing brain being affected by cell phones, try these tips to limit exposure:
Don't let toddlers or young children use cell phones. Teenagers should limit use to head sets or texting to keep the antenna away...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 2:08 PM
The safety of artificial turf will be discussed by a panel of pediatric, environmental health and law experts at 7 p.m. Monday at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Center in Chicago.
Artificial turf is often used as an alternative to natural grass, which can...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:18 AM
Getting quality mulch may not be that high on your priority list, but it may be something to think about as you start your spring gardening.
Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice says they busted an Island Park businessman and charged him with selling...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:20 AM
The tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, wiping out its backup power supply. The release of radioactive material into the air, land and sea became one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:30 AM
On behalf of Blue Water Baltimore's staff, board and membership, I would like to express sincere gratitude to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Department of Public Works Director Col. Alfred Foxx for reinstating the hazardous waste drop-off program...
| May 5, 2011
| 1:56 PM
Long lines of cars snaked around Baltimore Polytechnic Institute last Saturday during a one-day collection of household hazardous waste. Some 1,800 vehicles inched their way through the school's parking lot so the drivers could dispose of their cargo...
| May 6, 2011
| 7:36 PM
A stretch of Orange County Coast has been reopened to public use after a sewage spill off Balboa Pier earlier this week closed some beaches, according to an official with the Orange County Environmental Health department.
A sewage spill from Ruby's Diner...
| May 14, 2011
| 6:19 PM
A leaking butane pipeline in southwest suburban Romeoville prompted authorities to close several nearby streets and businesses, officials said today.
The leak in the 8-inch underground pipe occurred earlier today at the corner of 135th Street and...
| May 17, 2011
| 9:47 AM
The old saying goes that if you put a million chimpanzees into a room with a million typewriters for enough time, one of them will eventually write Shakespeare. Unfortunately, we do not have a room full of chimpanzees, but we have the next best thing...