| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:08 AM
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)...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:48 PM
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....
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 3:19 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:02 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 3:08 PM
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...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:42 PM
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....
| May 2, 2013
| 3:05 PM
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,...