| Jan 28, 2013
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Thanks to Tim Wheeler for his article, "Turbines in the Wind" (Jan 28).
The wind industry in Western Maryland is just the latest in the litany of industries despoiling their natural resources and landscapes. First, the timber industry denuded the...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Spring is the time of rebirth and renewal . For some, that means tee time and a chance to be outdoors, unwinding from the stresses of everyday life. If golf is your sport of choice, then you need to check out the Zero Prostate Cancer Golf Classic. This...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:50 AM
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.
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:58 PM
As much as this week's bone-chilling temperatures might offer "cold" comfort to those who deny its existence, the threat of climate change earned a prominent spot in President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Monday. That was welcome, if overdue, given...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:48 AM
The last statewide map of Maryland geology, published in 1968, is out of print. Online versions of it are marked with a disclaimer that it's too imprecise for anything but "historical and illustrative purposes." But a push to drill for Marcellus shale...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:45 PM
The Republican mantra to get rid of regulations just grates my ears. And after Hurricane Sandy, the most recent example of climate chaos, caused incalculable damage, the Republicans are suggesting privatizing search and rescue operations.
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland has agreed to pay a total of $2.2 million in penalties and fix long-standing pollution problems at the landfills in Southern Maryland and Montgomery County where it disposes of the ash from those...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:19 AM
There's hardly a square inch of the 1,900-acre Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area that Johnny Johnsson hasn't walked, mapped or studied.
That includes the scant remnants of several 19th-century chromium mines at Soldiers Delight in Owings Mills....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Ever wonder what life in the United States would be like without a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency? The people of China have gotten a whiff of what happens when there are minimal pollution controls, and they are choking on it.
That the air in...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Robert A. Makofski, a retired Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory scientist and administrator who headed Howard County General Hospital's board, died of cancer Dec. 25 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine. The former Columbia resident was 81....
| Aug 23, 2012
I applaud the Maryland Sierra Club for taking a stand against the C.P. Crane and H.A. Wagner coal-fired power plants. It is high time for Maryland to make the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
Retiring the Crane and Wagner plants is a...