| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:17 PM
Federal regulators have declined to impose a civil penalty against Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Southern Maryland after determining that an unspecified security violation had taken place at the facility.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 8:39 AM
A report this week on Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program by the International Atomic Energy Agency leaves little doubt that country's ruling clerics remain determined to acquire the means to produce a bomb. That poses a dilemma for the Obama...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:17 AM
What if you had to save the Chesapeake Bay and you had almost no money?
It's a fitting question in the aftermath of the Great Recession, as governments across the watershed wonder how to afford the next round of bay cleanup requirements.
| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:00 AM
In 1969, three unrelated events occurred that have since been combined with political bungling to slowly strangle the U.S. economy. Moammar Gadhafi overthrew King Idris of Libya. He nationalized Western oil company reserves with no retribution from the U....
| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:09 PM
Critics of the Constellation Energy Group-Exelon Corp. merger called Monday for doubling the rate credit for utility customers to $200, even as the companies offered other concessions, including building a new downtown Baltimore headquarters.
| Jul 1, 2012
| 5:07 PM
TOM ROBERTS, 75,
Smithsonian's 'Mr. Anonymous'
The name "Tom Roberts" appears on no plaque in the Smithsonian Institution's musical instruments collection. At no concert, even when Mr. Roberts was in attendance, did Smithsonian chamber musicians...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 7:48 PM
As part of its 32nd summer season, McBride Gallery presents a solo exhibit honoring plein-air impressionist painter Bill Schmidt.
The exhibit, featured in the annual Annapolis Summer Salon shows, runs Sunday, July 8, through July 29. The Rockville-...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Exelon Corp. and Constellation Energy Group have won over French utility EDF, which agreed to drop its opposition to the proposed merger between the two energy giants after reaching a settlement, the companies announced Tuesday.
While EDF's staunch...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan one year ago today precipitated the most serious nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. A worst-case scenario contemplated the voluntary evacuation of Tokyo, as the Japanese Atomic Energy Commission feared a...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Organized labor wants a guaranteed role in the offshore wind project Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to propose — and the unions want it in writing.
The demand by construction unions is the latest hurdle for O'Malley's effort to spur the...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Japanese cultural exchange student Minami Tajima remembers one of her first visits to an American restaurant. She and about two dozen other students from Japan visited Anne Arundel County last year, and after she befriended Arundel High School student...
| Mar 19, 2012
A neocon joke, at the beginning of the Iraq war, was: "Anyone can go to Baghdad. Real men go to Tehran." It wasn't funny then, and it isn't funny now. Unfortunately, those "real men" who want to wage war on Iran are making so much noise that they may...