| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:51 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — At least 141 people, half of them children, were killed when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
The international rights group said the...
| Feb 24, 2013
Would you pay a little bit more on your monthly utility bill to help build a wind farm generating as much as 200 megawatts of electricity 12 miles or more off the coast of Maryland? That's really all Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed offshore wind bill...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
It's been a busy but ultimately disappointing spring for the crew that runs the big fish lift at Conowingo Dam.
Since the beginning of April, the aquatic elevator near Darlington has hoisted more than a million finny creatures up the 94-foot wall...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:12 PM
The Cambria Somerset Authority board members are waiting for federal permits on a proposed hydroelectric project. This project is still in the early stages of development.
Authority officials visited potential sites with associates from Kleinschmidt,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:55 PM
According to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded.
Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:01 AM
The primary motivation among environmentalists for developing wind energy is legitimate concern about the effects of climate change. Wind is alleged to provide important relief from the emission of carbon dioxide from electricity production. But without...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding across the WDBJ7 viewing area.
The New River Valley was especially hard hit.
Evacuations have been ordered in parts of Pulaski County, and Wythe County officials are warning of a potential dam failure that...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
A good bill to get more clean energy into Connecticut has been held up in the House. That's too bad. The House should pass the bill, which has already passed the Senate. It would likely lower Connecticut's sky-high electric rates while decreasing the...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Two lobbyist contracts are expected to be renewed to continue Elgin’s efforts to secure more state and federal dollars. In a 6 to 0 vote, …...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 6:02 AM
This is what the removal of a dam can look like: previously withheld water rushes forward.
Previously withheld water rushes forward. Sediments previously caught by the dam swirl downstream. Temporarily, the muck held back by the dam can cloud the water....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest – built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced – are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region's electricity grid...