| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will study a remote island used as an airstrip in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands that is often littered with plastic debris, the first step in a process that could eventually place it on the list of the country&...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population lives near a high-volume road where pollution levels are typically elevated from vehicle exhaust, a new study says.
The analysis found 60 million people living within about one-third of a mile from a busy road. In...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — Yosemite National Park's visitor centers were open. The barricades at the World War II memorial were down. And the Giant Panda Cam was back on.
Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs Thursday after Congress passed and...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
LONDON -- A young British computer hacker has been arrested by Britain’s cyber crime unit at the request of American prosecutors on charges of infiltrating U.S. government and military files, Britain’s newly formed National Crime Agency...