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Rawlings-Blake to travel to Paris for U.N. conference on climate change

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, plans to travel to Paris next week to attend the United Nations' climate change conference.

Rawlings-Blake will lead a delegation of America's mayors to "lend American support to the global agreement," according to city documents.

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Baby loggerhead turtle moves in at the National Aquarium

The National Aquarium's newest resident fits in the palm of your hand.

A baby loggerhead turtle has fresh digs at the "Coastal Beach" exhibition, the aquarium announced today. The turtle is part of the National Aquarium's Loggerhead Program, which rescues and rehabilitates imperiled hatchlings, according a press release.

The turtle will be on view for a year before being released into the wild.

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Howard executive proposes phase-out of stormwater fee

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman plans to introduce legislation to roll back the county's stormwater fee.

Kittleman announced Tuesday that he's partnering with County Councilman Greg Fox on a bill that would phase out the controversial fee, dubbed a rain tax by critics, over two years.

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55,400 gallons of untreated wastewater floods into stream near Morgan State

About 55,400 gallons of untreated wastewater flooded into Herring Run Stream near Morgan State University over the course of four days last week, city officials said.

A 21-inch sanitary sewer main broke last Wednesday afternoon, causing sewage to run into the stream from a manhole near the 5100 block of Perring Parkway, according to the Department of Public Works.

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Sanitary sewer overflow spills 10,000 gallons into Herring Run Stream

More than 10,000 gallons have spilled into the Herring Run Stream on Tuesday, Baltimore City Department of Public Works said.

The department is responding to the sanitary sewer overflow in the 5100 block of Perring Parkway. A clog in a 21-inch sanitary sewer mainline appears to be the cause of the SSO, DPW said. The stream has been posted with warning signs.

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Absurdly hot October as Earth sets 8th heat record this year

Even in a record-breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that last month globally was 58.86 degrees (14.98 degrees Celsius). That's the hottest October on record by a third of a degree over the old mark, "an incredible amount" for weather records, said NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden.

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