By Zack Colman | 08/20/14 11:52 AM
After catching heat on the campaign trail for avoiding questions about his stance on climate change, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists to learn why the planet is warming.
08/20/14 10:03 AM
Sorrell MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced two court rulings on Monday that he says will help clean up a contaminated former dry cleaning site in Hartford. Washington County Superior Court ruled last week that Richard Daniels, the owner...
By Zack Colman | 08/19/14 09:17 PM
The Obama administration has signaled that it might be more willing than Oregon and Washington to allow coal exports from the states.Â
08/19/14 10:30 PM
BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported. Twelve other miners were rescued from the privately owned mine in Huainan city in Anhui province after...
08/19/14 09:00 PM
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday. The warning came during an annual summit about protecting the iconic lake that...
08/19/14 08:45 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior says it has auctioned some 80,000 acres off Maryland for wind energy development. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held an auction on Tuesday. US Wind Inc. submitted the winning bid of $8.7 million. The Maryland Wind Energy Area is...
08/19/14 07:45 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Five scientists who met with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday are convinced that climate change is real, but what they are less sure about is whether the governor believes them. The scientists had 30 minutes to make a presentation in Scott's office and the first seven minutes...
08/19/14 06:15 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said the mine falsely claimed the spill...
By Zack Colman | 08/19/14 05:39 PM
A train carrying crude oil that derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in a Quebec town in July 2013 traveled through Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and North Dakota before the accident, a report from Canada's Transportation Safety Board said.
08/19/14 05:15 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky. The agreement between Justice and the state's Department for Natural Resources is a reduction...
By Ron Arnold | 08/19/14 05:01 PM
Big Green conducts class war with its power over the federal government.
08/19/14 03:30 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino unveiled a plan to boost New York's economy Tuesday that calls for lower taxes, less red tape, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and incentives for high-tech industries and agriculture. One of Astorino's more unusual proposals...
08/19/14 01:30 PM
MONETT, Mo. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has begun an investigation of Tyson Foods' role in a discharge of a food supplement that allegedly led to pure ammonia flowing into a southwest Missouri creek, killing more than 100,000 fish. The discharge on May 16 allegedly caused the...
By Zack Colman | 08/19/14 11:44 AM
Global temperatures were 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average for January through July, according to the National Climatic Data Center.
08/19/14 10:30 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts-based chemical company has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act at a facility it owned in Rhode Island. Roberts Chemical Co., now based in Attleboro, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Providence as part of a plea deal...
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