| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River on Tuesday after at least five thousand gallons of fuel oil spilled from a 60-year-old power plant owned by Duke Energy 20 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The spill occurred...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:44 PM
At first she was surprised. Then she was disturbed. Now she's a little alarmed. Each time a different batch of male fish with eggs in their testes shows up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Vicki Blazer's eyebrow arches a bit higher.
In the latest study,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Five riverboats will gather in Louisville, Ky., in October to celebrate one of its own: the Belle of Louisville. The National Historic Landmark turns 100 years old with a splashy six-day Centennial Festival of Riverboats on the Ohio River.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Through hard work and clean living, George Rapp promised his followers the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
Arriving in June 1814, they toiled tirelessly, turning trees into lumber and clay from the banks of the Wabash River into bricks with which to...
| Jul 9, 2014
Paddle-wheel riverboats bring back memories of reading "Tom Sawyer" and thoughts of the Mississippi River. Louisville will be awash in the big boats on the Ohio River Oct. 14-19 with its Centennial Festival of Riverboats, which is celebrating the 100th...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinÃ©ma vÃ©ritÃ©, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90.
In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Male fish carrying eggs – intersex fish – have been found in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river basins, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The research found that...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Thinking of a road trip to follow the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Here's a list of the International League teams they'll play on the road through the end of the regular season on Sept. 1. Keep in mind these are the top minor league affiliates of major league...
| May 4, 2014
Reporting from Metropolis, Ill. — Growing up in the 1950s, Jim Hambrick wouldn't budge while "Adventures of Superman" was showing on TV. Soon, the Man of Steel, portrayed by actor George Reeves, began to shape Hambrick's life, lasting well beyond...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 PM
By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:55 PM
One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo.
She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project.