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  • Global climate talks stall — again

    Global climate talks stall — again
    One can just imagine the future "Jeopardy" TV quiz show answer: The name of the international conference that took place in early December of 2012 that critics universally panned for accomplishing little despite overwhelming evidence of a global...
  • Transportation Center to open at APG

    In the wake of a lengthy BRAC process that has brought more jobs – and traffic – to Harford County, a transportation assistance operation has been set up to help Aberdeen Proving Ground's 21,000 employees find alternative ways to get to work....
  • Regional climate compact at a crossroads

    Regional climate compact at a crossroads
    A pioneering regional compact to fight climate change stands at a crossroads, as officials from Maryland and eight other Northeast states meet Tuesday in New York to weigh new limits on their power plants' carbon dioxide emissions. With emissions...
  • O'Malley touts Maryland's fight against climate change

    O'Malley touts Maryland's fight against climate change
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has urged President Obama to look to Maryland as a model for how government can fight climate change, while also appealing for federal help in his own quest to get wind turbines built off Ocean City. In a letter released Thursday...
  • Old-fashioned meat market, cutting-edge power

    Fifty-eight years after it opened in Highland, Boarman's Old-Fashioned Meat Market is still, in many respects, living up to its name. Boarman family members still mix spices for the pork sausage made in house, the staff butcher still stuffs the sausage...
  • Wind picks up steam

    Wind picks up steam
    Would you pay a little bit more on your monthly utility bill to help build a wind farm generating as much as 200 megawatts of electricity 12 miles or more off the coast of Maryland? That's really all Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed offshore wind bill...
  • Wood touted as 'new' renewable fuel

    Wood touted as 'new' renewable fuel
    Lee Richardson is a pioneer of sorts in taking a new look at a very old energy source. The Wicomico County poultry farmer just finished installing a commercial-sized wood pellet stove to heat one of his chicken houses in Willards, east of Salisbury. When...
  • Natural gas exports could prove costly

    I would like to respond to the recent commentary about liquefied natural gas by Dan Ervin ("Say yes to LNG," Nov. 14). Mr. Ervin is described as a "professor of finance at Salisbury University," and he writes from that point of view, but only in a one-...
  • Sandy shows the need for a smarter power grid

    Approximately 200,000 people in Maryland were left without power in wake of hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30 2012. Three days later only 700 houses were still left without power. Jeannette M. Mills at Baltimore Gas and Electricity observed that the quick...
  • 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...
  • 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...