| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The government on Friday moved to protect America's pets by proposing tougher rules for how their food is manufactured.
The new Food and Drug Administration regulations would establish production guidelines to help prevent harmful bacteria and other...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:01 PM
A day after the United Nations elected Saudi Arabia to a prestigious seat on the Security Council, the Saudi leadership refused to accept the position and lashed out at the world body for "double standards" and failure to protect peace.
It was a...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:34 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration’s environmental regulations that would limit greenhouse gases coming from power plants and factories.
The justices agreed to rule on...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Photographing the northern lights once was something only people with $5,000 film cameras could do, but things have changed. With film, most people were lucky to come away with a decent photo or two from days spent trying. Early digital equipment also...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Asked about the trend toward "reprehensible protagonists" -- a la "Breaking Bad's" Walter White, "Boardwalk Empire's" Nucky Thompson or "Dexter's" serial killer -- Showtime Entertainment chief David Nevins offered a surprisingly frank answer.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:31 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama’s top advisor on energy and climate issues is leaving the post, the White House said Monday, making no immediate announcement of a replacement.
Heather Zichal has advised Obama since his 2008 presidential...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The world’s largest cruise ship company has agreed to use air pollution control equipment to clean exhaust from the giant diesel engines that power its vessels.
Carnival Corp. will install scrubbers to cut sulfur oxide emissions and filters to...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Beaches across the country are being polluted with tainted runoff and sewage at a stubbornly high rate, putting swimmers at risk of getting sick, according to a new report by an environmental group.
The Natural Resources Defense Council found the number...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
The world's largest cruise ship company will adopt technology from power plants and automobiles to reduce air pollution from the massive diesel engines powering its ships.
In a tentative agreement reached Thursday with the Environmental Protection...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Air quality regulators will begin monitoring pollution levels near major Southern California traffic corridors next year, for the first time providing data important to nearly 1 million Southern Californians who are at greater risk of respiratory...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:59 PM
When city or county firefighters have a family event or unexpected obligation pop up on a workday, their solution is familiar to most shift workers: They find a colleague willing to trade hours.
But for the roughly 10,000 firefighters employed by the...