| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:18 PM
PPL Montana's agreement to sell its hydroelectric plants has received final approval from the Montana Public Service Commission, Allentown-based parent company PPL Corp. announced Tuesday.
The commission issued a final order Friday approving the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants on Monday, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:07 AM
CANTON — Town officials have suspended negotiations with a company they were hoping to partner with on an ambitious hydropower project at the dam in Collinsville and have turned to another firm that expressed interest in the project.
The board of...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:44 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to notify environmental groups when pollutants pass through the government dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon and Washington, in a groundbreaking settlement announced on Monday.
As part of the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The rising death toll from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in southwestern China's Yunnan province is putting the spotlight on the poor quality of construction in the rugged, mountainous terrain.
By late Monday, 398 people were reported dead and 1,891...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:12 PM
The destruction of the world's largest rainforest accelerated last year with a 29 percent spike in deforestation, according to final figures released by the Brazilian government on Wednesday that confirmed a reversal in gains seen since 2009....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:13 PM
PPL Montana's agreement to sell its hydroelectric facilities to NorthWestern Energy Corp. cleared a major hurdle on Thursday when the Montana Public Service Commission voted to prepare an order approving NorthWestern Energy's request to purchase the...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99
A sort of "Moneyball" for people who distrust statisticians, "Draft Day" stars Kevin Costner as an NFL general manager (for the Cleveland Browns) who risks the ire of his owner, his coach and his fan base...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:10 PM
With every generation, the chance to see some of the world's last tribal people living authentically dwindles. When I visited the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia almost two decades ago, there were few dirt roads, and tribes lived in mud huts and were...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Like it or not, a new generation of electric meters is on its way to Harford County.
BGE has called the new devices smart meters, a name that appears to have been coined to capitalize on the popularity of smart phones, even as that tactic appears to...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....