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Scott Dance

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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

  • NOAA predicts above-normal hurricane season, counter to earlier forecasts

    NOAA predicts above-normal hurricane season, counter to earlier forecasts

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters predict a busy Atlantic hurricane season is ahead. They are calling for 45 percent chances of an active year in the tropics, 35 percent chances of a typical year and only 20 percent chances of a below-normal season. That is counter to...

  • ‘Swimmable’ goal still eludes Baltimore harbor — but not all the time

    ‘Swimmable’ goal still eludes Baltimore harbor — but not all the time

    It was safe to jump into waters off of Fort McHenry almost 90 percent of the time in 2016, but the Baltimore harbor is still far from meeting a goal of becoming "swimmable and fishable" by 2020, according to a report being released Monday. The Healthy Harbor Initiative report again gives the Patapsco...

  • UM student arrested in fatal stabbing of Bowie State student in College Park

    UM student arrested in fatal stabbing of Bowie State student in College Park

    A University of Maryland student has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Bowie State University student early Saturday amid end-of-the-school-year revelry. The victim was waiting for an Uber ride with two Maryland students about 3 a.m. when a man witnesses described as intoxicated and incoherent...

  • 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...

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