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Scott Dance

Writer

Scott Dance writes about the environment and the weather at The Baltimore Sun. He has covered Hurricane Sandy and the 2012 “derecho”, explained particle physics theory, groundwater geology and medical research funding challenges, and revealed gaps in oversight of the state’s doctors. He is a Timonium native, a Hampden resident, and always looking for a good race to run or watch.

Recent Articles

  • Police pull body from Inner Harbor waters near National Aquarium

    Police pull body from Inner Harbor waters near National Aquarium

    Baltimore police pulled a decomposing body from waters next to the National Aquarium, creating a spectacle for a throng of Inner Harbor visitors Saturday evening. Police had no information on the person's identity or the cause of death, Detective Nicole Monroe said. The body, which was pulled from...

  • Man shot Saturday afternoon in Essex

    Man shot Saturday afternoon in Essex

    A man was shot Saturday afternoon in Essex, police said. The shooting was reported about 1:30 p.m. in the area of Sugarwood Circle and Cloverwood Court, Baltimore County police wrote on the department's Twitter page. A man was taken to a local hospital, but police said they did not know his condition....

  • 27-year-old man shot Saturday in Southwest Baltimore

    27-year-old man shot Saturday in Southwest Baltimore

    Police say a man who walked into a Baltimore hospital Saturday afternoon with a bullet wound in his abdomen was shot in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood. Police said they believe the shooting occurred in the 500 block of S. Bentalou St. in Southwest Baltimore. The victim, a 27-year-old man whom...

  • Researchers cook up distant bodies' atmospheres 'in a bottle' at Hopkins lab

    Researchers cook up distant bodies' atmospheres 'in a bottle' at Hopkins lab

    If Sarah Hörst could travel to Saturn's largest moon to study its atmosphere, she would. Instead, she brought Titan's gases and dust to her Johns Hopkins University lab. In a metal canister about the size of a shoe box, Hörst and her team of graduate student researchers created "an atmosphere in...

  • Baltimore hits 90 for second-straight day; 'Code Orange' smog alert in effect

    Baltimore hits 90 for second-straight day; 'Code Orange' smog alert in effect

    Temperatures hit 90 degrees Thursday afternoon in Baltimore for a second-straight afternoon. A “Code Orange” air quality alert is again in effect. That indicates smog levels are at unhealthy levels for sensitive groups, including the elderly, children, asthmatics and people with heart conditions....

  • Baltimore reaches 93 degrees, tying 121-year-old record

    Baltimore reaches 93 degrees, tying 121-year-old record

    Baltimore tied a 121-year-old record high Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures hit 93 degrees just after 3 p.m., matching a record for Wednesday’s date set May 17, 1896, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday’s record was set at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport,...

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