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  • 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...
  • Maryland is making bad choices for the environment

    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...
  • Time to play golf to raise money for a good cause [Owings Mills]

    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...
  • 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...
  • Warming to the subject

     Warming to the subject
    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...
  • New Western Md. map could mark turn in geology research

    New Western Md. map could mark turn in geology research
    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...
  • Beware Romney's talk of deregulating and privatizing

    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. Anyone who...
  • Coal-ash pollution at three Maryland landfills to be cleaned up

    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...
  • Finksburg resident digs deep to unearth mining history at Soldiers Delight

    Finksburg resident digs deep to unearth mining history  at Soldiers Delight
    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....
  • Clearing Beijing's air

    Clearing Beijing's air
    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...
  • Robert A. Makofski, scientist

    Robert A. Makofski, scientist
    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....
  • Time to shutter coal-fired power plants

    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...