| 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 19, 2014
| 12:06 PM
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Mosul Dam was always meant to be a symbol of Iraq's grandiose ambition to escape poverty and underdevelopment.
But from the start, the $1.5 billion barrier north of the city was beset with significant engineering problems, now made...
| 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
| 12:35 PM
SMYRNA, Del. When is a ditch just a ditch? And when is a plot of woodland without a stitch of visible water actually a "water of the U.S."?
For federal officials working on regulations to clarify what the 42-year-old Clean Water Act really means, the...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:19 PM
ENFIELD – The town's zoning board of appeals Monday night denied a magnet school's request to keep a fence, which does not comply with the town's zoning regulations.
The fence is part of the town's cease and desist order effecting construction at...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades.
But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Metropica, a $1 billion project with enough square feet to hold 70 football fields, will change the skyline of western Broward with buildings up to 30 stories — the tallest in Sunrise.
Sitting as the city's Local Planning Agency, commissioners...
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:01 PM
A sewer project aimed at relieving chronic flooding near the Park Ridge Country Club is on pause after aldermen balked at approving a more than $1 million engineering contract with the firm that has overseen the city's flood control work to date....