| May 15, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Thursday that UC should study the possibility of divesting its endowment of any connection to the coal industry, a move that could echo a recent decision by Stanford University.
Concerned that fossil fuel burning is...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:23 AM
There's a war on coal in this country. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who represents a coal state, predictably blames it on the Obama administration.
True, much of the debate over coal, which accounts for about 40 percent of electricity production in...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:34 PM
When a storage tank spilled an obscure coal-cleaning chemical into the water supply in West Virginia in January, officials ultimately told 300,000 people not to use the water.
Charleston was the largest city affected, as well as the source of the spill....
| May 22, 2014
| 11:30 AM
The shady provenance of water and power is a familiar story in the West, recounted in works as varied as "Chinatown" and "City of Quartz." Judith Nies' sweeping new history of water, energy and thievery in the shaping of Las Vegas and the desert Southwest...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Plans to build a $4-billion experimental "clean coal plant" in the San Joaquin Valley have touched off fears here that as it generates cleaner electricity, it would foul groundwater and air in a region where airborne pollutants are among the nation's...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
President Obama will unveil a rule Monday intended to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation's greatest source of the heat-trapping gas.
Obama plans to bypass Congress and use his authority under the...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Just as the Chicago area is getting ready for air conditioning weather, residents can expect to be jolted by higher electric bills.
Starting June 1, Commonwealth Edison customers on average will see monthly bills jump 21 percent, to about $82 a month...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Smoke and cured meats made an indelible impact on my childhood. I often ventured onto Gram's enclosed back porch to escape the cigarette smoke from the elders. There, I reveled in the enticing wood aromas coming from the brick smokehouse at the bottom...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Signaling growing industry opposition to the Obama administration’s forthcoming proposal to curb carbon emissions from power plants, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned in a report Wednesday that the climate-change rule could cost the economy tens...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Two workers died after they were trapped in a West Virginia coal mine as the ground failed, state officials said Tuesday.
All other workers at Brody Mine No. 1 have been accounted for, Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere told...