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  • Reducing carbon emissions a daunting task

    Reducing carbon emissions a daunting task
    Mike Tidwell is correct that the evidence for global climate change is indisputable and that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and alterations in the earth's ecosystems is the primary cause ("Forecast calls for pain," Feb. 6). Since the...
  • Nuclear blows away wind

    Nuclear blows away wind
    The primary motivation among environmentalists for developing wind energy is legitimate concern about the effects of climate change. Wind is alleged to provide important relief from the emission of carbon dioxide from electricity production. But without...
  • Paper mills reap millions from state energy law

    Paper mills reap millions from state energy law
    A Western Maryland paper mill and several others in the region have collected millions of dollars over the past eight years by taking advantage of an obscure provision in a state law that is supposed to encourage the development of wind, solar and other...
  • The danger of relying on nuclear power plants

    The danger of relying on nuclear power plants
    Norman Meadow's commentary promoting nuclear power over wind energy as a solution to climate change leaves out serious unsolved problems that wind does not present ("Nuclear blows away wind," Feb. 1). Huge piles of highly radioactive waste are sitting...
  • Forecast calls for pain

    Forecast calls for pain
    Not long after President Barack Obama promised to fight climate change in his inaugural address, temperatures soared to 70 last week in Baltimore — in late January. Our weather continues to be unrecognizable. Last summer was the hottest ever...
  • Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality

    Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality
    President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it. Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
  • City ramps up battle against energy costs, overuse

    City ramps up battle against energy costs, overuse
    Valorie Cooley was "in a really bad place" a year ago, with a broken furnace and past-due heating bills she couldn't pay. Now her Baltimore home has a new furnace and a raft of energy-efficient improvements — including insulation in the attic...
  • O'Malley's offshore wind bill gets fast start

    O'Malley's offshore wind bill gets fast start
    A confident Gov. Martin O'Malley kicked off Tuesday his latest effort to promote offshore wind energy in Maryland, telling a supportive State House crowd that enough senators had signed onto his bill this time to get it through the chamber that's thwarted...
  • Annapolis scientist wins weather award for work with 'smart' bay buoys

    Annapolis scientist wins weather award for work with 'smart' bay buoys
    Part data collectors, part tour guides — with a dash of personality for good measure — the 10 yellow navigational markers that make up the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System have been a hit with the public and weather forecasters since...
  • Dissecting Bel Air, sustainability plan looks to town's future

    Dissecting Bel Air, sustainability plan looks to town's future
    What will the Town of Bel Air be like in five years? Or in 10 years? A comprehensive plan adopted by the Board of Town Commissioners at the Jan. 22 town meeting tries to answer these questions by looking at where the town is today, how it is perceived...
  • Solar and wind power are no panacea for climate change

    Solar and wind power are no panacea for climate change
    Your recent commentary on climate change continues the politically correct approach to the problem of global warming and its solutions without approaching the reality of what has been accomplished and what the underlying issues are ("Forecast calls for...
  • Maryland can benefit from off-shore wind

    Maryland can benefit from off-shore wind
    Recent letters commenting on wind power don't appreciate the significant benefits offshore wind power will provide — not just for Maryland but all of America. Several land-based wind energy projects are already operating in Maryland, and these...