| May 9, 2011
| 9:00 PM
In the midst of the city of Richmond, the James River hosts a unique natural wonder in its Great Blue Heron Rookery located just west of the 14th Street Bridge, according to the National Audbon Society. Dominion Resources helps support the educational...
| Sep 18, 2010
From a plane, it would be easy to think one of the nation's dirtiest power plants is within the Chicago city limits.
But the aging State Line Power Station, a major contributor to the city's chronically dirty air, sits just a few hundred feet over the...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 7:35 PM
The construction permits are in and the financing is ready to go, but some of the Chicago area's biggest sources of toxic air pollution still might not be cleaned up anytime soon.
In recently filed documents, Midwest Generation signaled it might delay...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 1:31 PM
School has just let out for the summer. But for a handful of students, the adventure has just begun.
A group of teachers and students from four Virginia high schools are on a four-week exploration down the James River. They're traveling by canoes,...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:56 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Labor leaders said Tuesday they will press elected officials and energy companies to move quicker in developing wind power off Virginia’s coast.
“We believe that we need to invest in renewable energy in Virginia,”...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:45 AM
The Chevrolet Volt is many things: an attention grabber, a potential cure for an oil dependent nation — the list goes on.
It is not, however, designed for an apartment dweller.
Without a garage or driveway, I parked the hybrid electric vehicle...
| Nov 14, 2011
As commuters bustled away from downtown on a recent Friday evening, Chicago's skyscrapers turned to silhouette, framed by an orange autumn sunset.
But that wasn't the view that made John Rowe linger. From his office on the 54th floor of Chase Tower...
| Nov 18, 2011
After deciding it isn't worth cleaning up one of the nation's dirtiest power plants, the owners of an aging coal-burner along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan are shutting it down sooner than expected.
In its latest financial documents, Virginia-...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:10 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Weeks after a rare earthquake forced the shutdown of North Anna nuclear power plant, state regulators approved a permit enabling a proposed third reactor to inch forward.
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission on Tuesday voted...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Companies considering building wind farms off Virginia’s coast will likely be asked next month to submit proposals to the federal government.
The plan, stated during a conference call Tuesday by Tommy Beaudreau, director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:27 AM
Scientists say there is no link between a controversial natural gas drilling technique and the Virginia earthquake that rattled the East Coast in August.
“Let’s be very clear: fracking did not cause the Virginia earthquake,” said...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 8:22 PM
Four weeks ago, a Bethel High School teacher and three students climbed into canoes near the West Virginia border and began a 28-day journey down the James River.
Friday morning, they were in a huddle of 16 students and teachers at Sunset Creek in...