| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Baltimore's ailing harbor remains fouled by trash and pollution that make it largely unfit for swimming, but cleanup efforts are starting to pick up steam, according to the latest report card on the urban water body's health.
The Waterfront Partnership,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers have lost 44 percent of their underwater grasses over the past three years, scientists reported Thursday, reducing vital habitat for crabs and fish to a level not seen in nearly three decades.
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Before it became "The Wall That Ate Some Cars," it was just a stone wall on Mulligans Hill Lane, bracing a 20-foot-high embankment — stalwart as the steep hills that give Ellicott City's historic district much of its character.
Then in early...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:06 PM
North County emergency crews, officials and merchants were taking measures on Friday to prepare for Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to hit the area early next week.
Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company members sharpened chain saw blades and bought...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland has agreed to pay a total of $2.2 million in penalties and fix long-standing pollution problems at the landfills in Southern Maryland and Montgomery County where it disposes of the ash from those...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Just as one child tasked with room cleaning raises the point that a sibling's room also is a mess as a means of getting out of the work at hand, so Upper Eastern Shore State Sen. E.J. Pipkin has pointed out that Pennsylvania is a major source of...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 4:15 PM
• Baltimore County Police are monitoring the bridge carrying Belair Road over the Gunpowder River, north of Perry Hall and south of Kingsville, as the bridge's culverts have been jammed with large amounts of debris. The Maryland Emergency...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:56 PM
As J.C. Barbely looked at Assateague Island in his rearview mirror Saturday night, he was pretty sure his seaside home away from home wouldn't escape Sandy's fury. But Wednesday morning, the assistant manager of the Maryland Park Service's biggest money-...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:37 PM
The Town of Port Deposit intends to introduce an ordinance next month that would prohibit media companies from distributing free fliers or newspapers that Mayor Wayne Tome said "litter up the town."
The ordinance will be introduced next month and is...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:39 AM
From the Sun's archives: This time last year remnants of Tropical Storm Lee were playing havoc with the Orioles and Yankees. Both teams were getting water logged.
The Orioles had started a three-game series at Yankee stadium on a steamy Sept. 5, losing...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 7:11 AM
The City of Havre de Grace finished its fiscal year June 30 "in sound financial shape," with a $3.1 million fund balance in its operating budget, according to Mayor Wayne Dougherty, despite a troublesome and worsening deficit in the city government's...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For 30 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program — a partnership including the six bay states, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies — has been measuring and assessing...