| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists.
The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:51 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration laid out a framework on Thursday for assessing the amount of crude off the Atlantic coast, another step toward possibly allowing oil production in an area that has been out of reach for decades.
The plan was...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Once again, as he did with the BP oil spill, Anderson Cooper rises to the top on a big story.
And, man, is the actual journalism he's been doing at CNN this week needed now, in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, as MSNBC and Fox sink deeper...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has finally done the right thing in paying the remaining $6.8 million it owed in lead paint liability claims. Had the agency not worked so long to avoid its legal responsibility for the damages caused by past...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Just when we all were getting over the irony of a team named the “Saints” getting stung in that tawdry NFL bounty scandal, the transplanted New Orleans Hornets of the NBA have announced they will change their nickname to the “Pelicans.&...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Justice Department has entered into the largest criminal settlement in U.S. history with the giant oil company BP, in connection with the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:51 PM
CNN and Soledad O'Brien Thursday announced a new deal that will take her out of the morning weekday anchor chair and make her an independent producer of documentaries for the channel.
The move by new CNN chief Jeff Zucker is a smooth one that keeps a...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Friday marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day and provides the customary opportunity to take stock of the environmental movement in this country. Unfortunately, for all the talk of the greening of America, it's been a pretty rotten 12 months for the...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Smiths Detection developed the portable emergency room to treat soldiers on the battlefield.
But the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., last month, executives at the Edgewood manufacturer say, showed another potential use.
The twister, one of the...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 1:07 PM
Prices at the pump are rising, and Americans are none too happy about it. Small wonder that President Obama's approval ratings have fallen like a sack of hammers in recent weeks: Nothing annoys voters quite like a $75 fill-up at their local service...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 10:21 AM
"What the heck went wrong?" That, apparently, is the question roiling the environmental community as it realizes that the fight against climate change has fizzled.
As Brad Plumer writes in the New Republic, everything was looking great in 2008 for a...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 2:12 PM
I don't know which is more upsetting at the moment: The fact that I live in the area of Baltimore reportedly hit hardest by the storm and still don't have power, or the self-serving tweets from @MyBGE telling me how much it "understands" my "frustration."...