| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season....
| Oct 27, 2013
In the late 1930s, in response to a pair of deadly floods, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control the unruly Los Angeles River, which had, over millenniums, shifted its course innumerable times on...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 6:30 PM
ALBUQUERQUE — In the small, rural community of Reserve, children waiting for the school bus gather inside wooden and mesh cages provided as protection from wolves. Parents consider the "kid cages" a reasonable precaution.
Defenders of the wolves...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Most people spend more than 50% of their time indoors, so it is important to pay attention to the quality of the air in your home. And that means more than installing a few carbon monoxide detectors or testing for radon.
Mold can cause severe health...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:24 PM
A train that derailed and exploded in rural Alabama was hauling 2.7 million gallons of crude oil, according to officials.
The 90-car train was crossing a timber trestle above a wetland near Aliceville late Thursday night when approximately 25 rail...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama has ordered federal agencies to more than double their renewable energy use over the next seven years, part of his ongoing attempt to find ways to cut carbon emissions without cooperation from Congress.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Last winter's strong recovery from a woeful 2011-12 ski and snowboard season has spurred much capital improvement and many new programs and promotions at mountain resorts. Here are highlights of what's new this ski and snowboard season in California and...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The governors of eight Northeast states petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to require nine "upwind" states in the South and Midwest to curb air pollution, which they say is blown by the wind into their region.
The petition asks the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency plans to substantially reduce inspections and civil enforcement cases against industry over the next five years, arguing that focusing on the biggest polluters would be the most effective way to clean...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
At a Garden Grove manufacturing plant, chemists confer over batches of lavender, parsley and other natural ingredients, testing them for strength and quality. Other tests ensure that the products are pure and pour well.
Visitors might be excused for...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:27 PM
HOUSTON — Officials are letting a fire burn out at a Chevron gas pipeline line that exploded in the rural north Texas town of Milford on Thursday and prompted evacuations.
No injuries have been reported after the 9:40 a.m. CST explosion in...