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  • 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...
  • A Super Economy (for some)

    A Super Economy (for some)
    A political campaign is about the worst time to have a discussion about economic realities. The party that is out will speak of nothing but looming disaster, while the party that is in will be singing nothing but "Happy Days Are Here Again." And, since...
  • 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...
  • Report: Baltimore's air cleaner, but still among most polluted

    Report: Baltimore's air cleaner, but still among most polluted
    Baltimore's air is healthier to breathe than it used to be, but the region still has some of the nation's worst smog and soot pollution, according to the American Lung Association. In its annual report on the state of the nation's air, the advocacy group...
  • Citizens United II

    Citizens United II
    "While American democracy is imperfect, few outside the majority of this Court would have thought its flaws included a dearth of corporate money in politics." That penultimate sentence in now-retired Justice John Paul Stevens' brilliant dissent in the...
  • Fish abnormalities found in three rivers

    Fish abnormalities found in three rivers
    Scientists have found reproductive abnormalities in yellow perch in three Maryland rivers that are either heavily suburbanized or rapidly developing, which they say helps explain why the distinctive black-striped fish are not thriving in those...
  • Louis M. Sleater, Orioles pitcher

    Louis M. Sleater, Orioles pitcher
    Louis Mortimer Sleater, a standout high school athlete who ended his seven-year major league pitching career with the Baltimore Orioles and was later a steel salesman, died of lung disease Monday at his Timonium home. He was 86. A left-handed...
  • Environmentalists threaten to sue energy company

    Environmentalists threaten to sue energy company
    A trio of environmental groups warned Monday they would sue the operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland for allegedly discharging excessive amounts of nutrient pollution into Chesapeake Bay rivers and trying to mask their violations by...