| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Having recently made legal claims to historical gas and mineral rights under vast tracts of British land, the Church of England has taken a position against those who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of breaking up rock...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:57 AM
One of the busiest Saturdays of the spring is coming up in Harford County on April 26, featuring four events many people have taken to marking their calendars for each year.
Walk A Mile in Her Shoes in Bel Air, Clear Your Clutter Day at Harford...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Oil spills, fishing nets and collapsing forage fish populations due to warming sea surface temperatures are decimating tufted puffins and could lead to the disappearance of one of the most photogenic seabirds in the United States south of Alaska.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border.
The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Water is a vital resource and also a local one, so the horrid droughts afflicting the far West have no immediate impact on the Northeast. Nonetheless, Connecticut should pay attention.
Drought can happen here, especially in an era of increased climate...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:17 PM
A man and woman have been charged with child abuse after Natural Resources Police officers found them living with their two boys in squalid conditions aboard a sailboat in the Magothy River.
John Joseph Kelly, 52, and Sherri Leeann Kelly, 43, have each...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:49 AM
After 25 meetings in 30 months, Maryland's Safe-Drilling Advisory Commission can show nearly finalized recommendations for overhauling the regulation of gas drilling by the Maryland Department of Environment and Department of Natural Resources (MDE and...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:09 PM
SEATTLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska’s Bristol Bay -- home to the most productive sockeye salmon...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:18 PM
EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:15 PM
DURHAM, N.C. -- Nearly a month after a massive coal ash spill at a Duke Energy plant contaminated the Dan River, state regulators in North Carolina announced late Friday that they have cited Duke for violations of environmental laws.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:27 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — After weeks of downplaying a massive coal ash spill, North Carolina regulators issued violation notices Monday to five more Duke Energy power plants, in addition to two citations late last week at the site that polluted the...