| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:16 PM
If it's seemed warm to you of late, you'd be right. It is warm — in southeastern Pennsylvania, throughout the state and around the world.
May 2014 was the warmest May on record on the planet, as noted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Front and center last week when the Department of Natural Resources announced a significant paring back of the deer hunting season this fall was the realization that the agency has ever-fewer cards to play in its attempt to attract and retain hunters....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:50 PM
There are many environmentally worrisome aspects of oil and gas production, and one is the injection of wastewater back into the ground. This process — a way of disposing of the contaminated water created during the drilling process — is...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:24 AM
A tourist seeking to take pictures of Yellowstone National Park crashed a camera-equipped drone into its largest hot spring, possibly damaging the prized geothermal feature, a park official said on Wednesday.
The incident follows the crash earlier...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:09 PM
We're numbers guys. Climate science is all about observations and data. They reveal the past and help us plan the future. In meteorology, observations and data are the backbone of forecasts and statistics are the vertebrae of narratives. We're also fans...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Human error by an inexperienced natural gas well worker likely led to a February explosion and fatal fire on a Marcellus Shale drilling site in Greene County, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.
The findings were part of a report...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:28 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touring the state this week to promote a new environmental plan he intends to push if voters give him a second term in office, including more spending on conservation and heftier fines for polluters.
The plan signals...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists.
The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Escalating a fight with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a company that stores enormous mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side is threatening to sue unless city officials allow the gritty piles to remain uncovered for another four years.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:15 AM
On August 26 Central Florida Republicans will pick congressional candidates in three Central Florida districts, including one in which a longtime incumbent faces opposition.
Eleven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Mica, Winter Park, faces...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
As a lifelong Marylander, I am dismayed by the decision to open the coast to seismic testing ("Some Maryland lawmakers oppose seismic testing," Aug. 4). Maryland's delegation made their message clear in a letter to President Barack Obama: "Keep seismic...