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  • The two Obamas

    The two Obamas
    The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hell-bent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival. There have always been (at least)...
  • Pest camouflaged as bird droppings attacks dogwood

    Something is eating the leaves on my red twig dogwood. On some leaves, nothing is left but the center rib. I suspect it is a caterpillar that birds like to eat, because I saw a lot of bird droppings. Those bird dropping are the caterpillars. What you see...
  • Western Maryland wind project faces limits to protect bats, birds

    Western Maryland wind project faces limits to protect bats, birds
    Maryland's first industrial-scale wind energy project would be required under a federal plan issued Monday to slow down its turbines at certain times of the year to reduce the number of endangered bats that might be killed by the long, spinning blades....
  • Do the Koch brothers still not believe in climate change, or do they just not care?

    Do the Koch brothers still not believe in climate change, or do they just not care?
    Are two of the left's most useful villains, Charles and David Koch, not quite as unredeemable as liberals believe? Could it be they might change their minds about climate change and admit that it is real? Richard A. Muller, a physics professor at...
  • Exelon agrees to sell 3 Md. coal plants for $400 million

    Exelon agrees to sell 3 Md. coal plants for $400 million
    Exelon Corp. plans to sell its three Maryland coal-fired power plants for $400 million to a subsidiary of private equity firm Riverstone Holdings LLC, the Chicago-based energy giant said Thursday. Under the terms of the deal, buyer Raven Power Holdings...
  • Coal still a major cause of Maryland's toxic air pollution

    Coal still a major cause of Maryland's toxic air pollution
    Maryland may have some of the nation's strictest limits on power plant pollution, but its residents are still breathing more toxic emissions from those facilities than in most other states. The state's reliance on burning coal for electricity appears to...
  • Sierra Club kayakers urge closure of recently sold coal plants

    Sierra Club kayakers urge closure of recently sold coal plants
    Environmentalists paddled kayaks along Dundee Creek on Saturday to call attention to the recently announced sale of three local coal-fired power plants they say should be shut down for polluting the air. Jan Hoffmaster of Millersville, the outings...
  • Start fall vegetables inside

    Start fall vegetables inside
    I see that this is the time to start a lot of fall vegetables, but they like it cool and my yard is like an oven in the summer. How can I do this? One way is to start them indoors, even leaf crops like endive. A cool basement works well. When they're a...
  • 'Passport' play admits you to a dramatic place

    An international political event hits home on a very personal level in Kevin Kostic's "Passport." This Theatrical Mining Company production qualifies as a strong entry in this summer's Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Although you might be left with...
  • Company town is gone, but it lives on in its residents

    Company town is gone, but it lives on in its residents
    Elmer Hall grew up in a small town with tree-lined streets, stores, churches and schools — and the largest steel mill in the world, which ran it all. Now that company town exists only in photographs and memories. Forty years ago, the then-owner...
  • Potted hydrangea may thrive outdoors – or not

    Potted hydrangea may thrive outdoors – or not
    I was given a potted hydrangea flower as an Easter gift. Can I plant that outdoors? Mophead (Grandiflora) hydrangeas are hardy outdoors, but yours was bred for greenhouse culture and forced into bloom for the holidays, so its chances are less certain....
  • Volunteers help veterans, and others, get their house in order

    The first troops showed up on a Saturday morning at the four-bedroom house in Columbia heavily armed: saws, hammers, crowbars, drills. They've returned three times since and are expected back again next week in hopes of making repairs upstairs and down,...