| 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:44 PM
A new wetland survey has classified most of a prime tract at the Shirley T. Holland Intermodal Park as wetlands, leaving the land difficult and costly to develop.
The county has been struggling to attract businesses to the 1,500-acre site and the...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Wehr's Dam has been a fixture along the Jordan Creek in South Whitehall for more than a century. Built of timber and concrete like thousands of dams in waterways across Pennsylvania, it has outlived by more than six decades the grist mill it was built...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Carnifex Ferry is not Gettysburg. It's not Antietam. It's not Shiloh.
It was a little-known battle early in the Civil War that helped West Virginia break away from Virginia and become the 35th state.
The battle on Sept. 10, 1861, pitted 5,000 Union...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:24 PM
HARTFORD – The Connecticut Supreme Court has removed a major obstacle to construction of the state's first large-scale, commercial wind turbines.
In a 6-0 ruling released Monday, the court rejected a legal challenge from FairwindCT, a citizens...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The sport of fly fishing conjures up images of wild mountain streams, iridescent trout and lush valleys in the shadows of jagged peaks.
But on Saturday, the way-out-in-the-metropolis setting of North Atwater Park played host to experienced and...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:19 PM
WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Five years ago, members of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and volunteers threw the first handfuls of seeds onto the Orland Grassland, kicking off a nearly $7.7 million restoration project aimed at re-creating the mix...
| Sep 20, 2013
Re "L.A. River's new flow chart," Sept. 14
As a longtime resident of Atwater Village, near the Los Angeles River, I am pleased with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for endorsing a restoration plan, albeit a modest one.
I understand its mission is...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee.
Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...