| May 2, 2015
Bird watchers know where sea ducks like the surf scoter breed — across Canada and Alaska — and where they spend their winters — along the U.S. coasts, in bodies of water like the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. Where they go in between...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 1:42 PM
When President Barack Obama declared historic Pullman a national monument in February, the focus was on the past: the company town of railroad carmaker George Pullman, the violent labor strike of 1894 and the Pullman porters who set the stage for the...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 2:13 PM
When the Obama administration cleared the way five years ago for the nation's first offshore wind farm to be built, advocates hoped it was the start of a new way of generating power along the East Coast.
That project, Cape Wind's wind farm off of Cape...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 11:25 AM
State officials are marking the beginning of local construction for what is expected to be the nation's first offshore wind farm.
Construction off Block Island is expected to begin this summer, and the five-turbine wind farm is expected to be operating...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 9:54 AM
Indiana is among the top states that could boost wind power production as a result of upcoming rule changes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/1IfiRxC ) reports the new rules would trim carbon emissions...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 10:59 AM
Worth the money
Dominion Virginia Power's objection to the pilot wind power project off Virginia Beach coastline is not logical for Dominion Virginia shareholders, for Virginia politicians or for citizens of this commonwealth. The objection is based on a...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 7:47 PM
Two test wind turbines that were to rise off Virginia Beach are being put on hold by Dominion Virginia Power.
A spokesman for the utility tells The Virginian-Pilot the project is too costly, with an estimated price tag of between $375 million and $400...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Recently, the Maryland Senate Finance Committee heard Sen. Steve Hershey's Kent County Land-Based Wind Generating Stations bill. Nearly 200 people packed the hearing to testify about the expected Mills Branch Wind Energy Project.
This project, led by...
| Mar 25, 2015
Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday.
The agreement with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 3:08 PM
As a child, Maya Breitenstein would go on nature hikes with her aunt, an experience that awakened her interest in environmental science.
As a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School, she put that interest to work in teacher Allison Hennings'...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:55 PM
The developer of a wind energy project planned for Somerset County has abandoned the proposal, citing the continued opposition of Southern Maryland lawmakers concerned about protecting the work of the naval air station in their region.
The decision to...