• Elevated radon levels at Montgomery Co. schools prompt concerns

    WASHINGTON — Parents alarmed by the news that elevated levels of radon have been found in 26 Montgomery County schools and two school system facilities say they want answers — including what remediation efforts have…

  • PEPCO sued by Environmental Protection Agency

    WASHINGTON — Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) is being sued by the Environmental Protection Agency, which has accused the utility company of dumping more pollutants into the Anacostia River than allowed. The civil suit, filed…

  • EPA, 16 companies reach deal on cleanup of Hagerstown site

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with 16 companies for cleaning up the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown. The EPA said in a news release Monday that…

  • Va. GOP wants say over Clean Power Plan’s implementation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State Republican lawmakers say they want oversight of how Virginia implements a federal plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Republicans said Monday they will introduce legislation in the…

  • EPA: Carbon emission rules could grow investments

    BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that new rules to curb carbon emissions could help grow communities’ economies by investing in technologies that work…

  • EPA worker watches hours of porn while on the job

    Members of Congress say they\’re frustrated by a report that an Environmental Protection Agency employee was watching up to six hours of porn every day and hasn\’t been fired.

  • What is in the Potomac River’s water?

    The Potomac River\’s drinking water is safe, but chemicals in the river are raising concerns among water quality experts.

  • Flea collars toxic for pet owners

    Pet owners might feel at ease, putting a flea
    and tick collar on their beloved pet, but they
    could be doing more harm than good to

  • Cost of air conditioner refrigerant skyrockets

    Be forewarned: If your air conditioner develops a
    leak, it could be more costly this summer. The
    cost of coolant has jumped dramatically.

  • D.C. No. 2 on EPA green building list

    D.C. ranks No. 2, behind Los Angeles, on the Environmental Protection Agency\’s annual list of the 25 cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings.