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  • Obama's global warming plan: Not enough but better than nothing

    Obama's global warming plan: Not enough but better than nothing
    With this week's heat wave, air quality warnings and severe weather forecasts as a backdrop, President Barack Obama could scarcely have picked a more auspicious moment to reveal his multi-pronged plan to address climate change. His surprise decision to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada if the project is judged to cause a net increase in greenhouse gases underscores the seriousness of the issue — while the swift criticism of that choice (and Mr. Obama's plan, generally) demonstrates the Congressional denial and partisanship that is endangering the nation's health and safety.
  • Disasters, heat caused $48M in damage, 5 deaths in Md. in 2012

    Disasters, heat caused $48M in damage, 5 deaths in Md. in 2012
    Weather disasters including tornadoes, the derecho storm and Hurricane Sandy caused at least $48 million in property and crop damages in Maryland last year, the costliest since 2003, according to data released Thursday. Five people also died from...

    Forecasters predict subdued hurricane season

    Forecasters predict subdued hurricane season
    Forecasters are expecting the fewest Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms since 2009, particularly if the weather phenomenon El NiƱo develops by the heart of the hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting...

    Sandy tests Md. emergency preparations

    Sandy tests Md. emergency preparations
    Baltimore emergency officials expected devastation on par with Hurricane Katrina. Expecting Hurricane Sandy to knock out communications, they coordinated with local radio to broadcast public safety information and planned a "carrier pigeon" network that...

    Storm warnings

    Maryland's state treasurer, Nancy Kopp, has duties that include supervising more than $36 billion in investments for the pension fund covering state employees and teachers. It's her business to protect and grow that portfolio for years to come, and that...