| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Sugar industry building plans threaten to get in the way of Everglades restoration and could create flooding hazards, according to state regulators.
The South Florida Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection are...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 12:04 PM
A tough choice over Central Florida's water future is unfolding now as the giant Deseret Ranches proposes to dam a pair of creeks, an idea rejected long ago by state officials as environmentally unacceptable.
Osceola County and Deseret Ranches are...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:34 PM
An environmental study released Monday on the Route 460 realignment project points to major differences in cost and wetlands impacts between the original proposed route and simply improving the existing roadway.
The draft Supplemental Environmental...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Can street flooding be crowdsourced?
Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets.
When the app launches in a...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:47 PM
That’s the upshot of a guest blog post in National Geographic online by seafood industry spokesman Bob Vanasse.
Vanasse is executive director of the nonprofit Saving Seefood, and his point is that the bay doesn’t just divide people into...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Former U.S. Representative Ken Gray of Illinois, once known as the "Prince of Pork" for his ability to win federal support for his district, has died at age 89. Gray, a Democrat, died Saturday at a hospital in Herrin, Ill., according to the Parker-Reedy...
| 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 19, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Salty … with sweetness and a smooth finish.
That's the regional flavor of Tidewater oysters as they're now being touted in a new Virginia Oyster Trail campaign launched Tuesday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, part of his long-term effort to build a "new...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:08 AM
A Newport News-based solar tech firm is one of 12 companies nationwide that will help fulfill a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production installation for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Bay Electric Co. Inc. was the only firm in...
| 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...