| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:35 PM
A coalition of conservation and fishing organizations on Tuesday sued the federal agencies responsible for protecting endangered salmon and steelhead trout populations in the Pacific Northwest, charging that the agencies’ latest plan to aid 13 at-...
| 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...
| 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....
| Aug 30, 2013
Re "For students, fossil fuels become an issue of conscience," Aug. 26
Congratulations to the students of San Francisco State University who persuaded the trustees of their college to divest from fossil fuel companies. However, this article has an...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:52 AM
You would probably have to over the age of 50 to remember when late May and early June meant shad in Maryland. In those days, the spawning season for American shad and river herring brought young and old to the banks of Maryland tributaries to catch their...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Hydroelectric dams may be known as a relatively clean and low-cost energy source, but a new study says that the sediment trapped behind them makes them hot spots for greenhouse gas emissions.
A team of European scientists found that methane, which is...