| Feb 16, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Emergency repair work on the shoreline where the Ma & Pa Trail meets Winters Run is expected to be completed by Friday.
A crew from Environmental Quality Resources LLC, of Arbutus, worked this week to temporarily reroute the stream in the vicinity of the...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 11:51 AM
The high numbers of drivers killed on Harford County roads means the county's safety agencies will have to work closer together, Sheriff Jesse Bane told members and guests of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company at its annual banquet Saturday night....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:10 AM
Trees are losing ground to pavement in many U.S. cities, Baltimore included, according to a new federal study.
Tree cover in urban areas is declining at a rate of about 4 million trees per year, according to a U.S. Forest Service study published recently...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:52 PM
With Mother Nature seemingly forgetting about winter and moving right to spring, Baltimore County may end up saving millions of dollars this year.
The county has spent only $1.7 million of its $5.9 million allocated for weather-related clean-up for...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 1:46 PM
On a hot summer day, it's hard to see how the Conowingo Dam could hurt the Chesapeake Bay. Anglers line the shore below the 94-foot high impoundment, casting out into the gently roiling Susquehanna River for rockfish breaking the water.
Yet unseen, on...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Record-high water temperatures and a March sewage leak are contributing to a large algae bloom in the Baltimore harbor, bringing what is known as a "mahogany tide" of reddish-brown algae to the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.
The bloom is somewhat...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 3:40 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's water quality has taken a turn for the better, state officials report, as the oxygen-starved 'dead zone' where fish, crabs and shellfish struggle to breathe has shrunk to its second smallest since 1985.
Water samples taken in early...
| May 15, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Among numerous Howard County firefighters and paramedics honored earlier this month were a firefighter who played a particularly valuable role during last year's tropical storm flooding and a battalion chief known for making his fellow firefighters better...
| May 24, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Citing the new financial burden caused by last week's Maryland General Assembly action on teacher pension obligations, Harford County Executive David Craig withdrew legislation that would have paid a one-time, $625 bonus to all county government and...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:09 PM
State officials are investigating what killed thousands of fish in Marley and Furnace creeks in northern Anne Arundel County, but suspect they suffocated after an algae bloom sucked the oxygen out of the water, a Maryland Department of the Environment...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Enalee E. Bounds has been running Ellicott's Country Store on Main Street in historic Ellicott City for 50 years, telling customer after customer that they have stepped into a house that could be the oldest "duplex" in the country — built in the...