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  • UM study warns of health impacts from fracking

    UM study warns of health impacts from fracking
    A University of Maryland study warns that without adequate safeguards, drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing could harm the health of residents, workers and communities in Western Maryland. The study, released Monday, raises the stakes...
  • 'Local Color 2014' exhibit at Artists' Gallery looks at Howard landscapes

    'Local Color 2014' exhibit at Artists' Gallery looks at Howard landscapes
    There's a lot of color in the world around us, but sometimes it takes an artist to make us pay attention to it. That's one of the impressions you may get from "Local Color 2014," the seventh annual juried exhibit at the Artists' Gallery. Most of the...
  • Energy independence starts at home [Editorial]

    Energy independence starts at home [Editorial]
    Energy independence is an idea whose time has come, and gone, and come again. Going back 40 or so years ago, a relatively new international cartel known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC for short, got the attention of the U....
  • Parkville man convicted in Iran embargo plot

    A Parkville man was convicted Monday of conspiring to ship industrial components to Iran in violation of the U.S. trade embargo on that country, the U.S. attorney's office announced. After a two-week trial in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, a jury...
  • Scientists exploring offshore canyons for Atlantic deep-sea corals

    Scientists exploring offshore canyons for Atlantic deep-sea corals
    Seventy miles off Ocean City, scientists aboard the federal research vessel Henry B. Bigelow are exploring a lush underwater landscape that until recently few would have imagined — colorful corals clinging to the rocky slopes of deep-sea canyons....
  • Obama administration defies Maryland's will on seismic testing [Letter]

    Obama administration defies Maryland's will on seismic testing [Letter]
    As a lifelong Marylander, I am dismayed by the decision to open the coast to seismic testing ("Some Maryland lawmakers oppose seismic testing," Aug. 4). Maryland's delegation made their message clear in a letter to President Barack Obama: "Keep seismic...
  • Industry group: Seismic testing off Atlantic coast would be safe [Letter]

    Opening the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf to geophysical activities represents a unique opportunity for the nation to assess available resources and to do it in an environmentally responsible manner ("Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing," Aug. 4)...
  • Ruxton standout gears up for World Junior Squash championships in Namibia

    Ruxton standout gears up for World Junior Squash championships in Namibia
    You could almost say Casey Wong was born to play squash. The sport is a tie that binds the Wong family. Her mother, Pat Wong, a player for three decades and currently the squash coach at Roland Park Country School, used to put 3-month-old Wong in a...
  • The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]

    The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]
    Your Aug. 4 editorial ("Cap and dividend") does not take into consideration the phenomenon of peak oil. I'm in favor of measures that help regular people — and government — make the transition to an energy future that can actually sustain us...
  • Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing

    Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing
    Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast. In a jointly signed letter, the eight...
  • Cap and dividend [Editorial]

    Cap and dividend  [Editorial]
    How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement. But here's the really good part: What if by accepting that check you were also helping your country reduce a form...
  • Debate over web-connected cars, driver privacy headed to Maryland

    Debate over web-connected cars, driver privacy headed to Maryland
    About one in five cars on American roadways connects to outside parties via cellular telephone networks, transmitting data on drivers' speeding and braking habits, their location, and their vehicle's health and performance. By 2025, AAA predicts, all...