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  • Climate change: Heat wave a reminder of the urgency of climate change and the need for Maryland — and the nation — to take action now

    Climate change: Heat wave a reminder of the urgency of climate change and the need for Maryland — and the nation — to take action now
    Organizers could scarcely have chosen a more appropriate day to call attention to the threat Maryland faces from climate change. It is of course impossible to prove that the heat wave we're currently experiencing is the result of global warming, but late-...
  • John Polyniak, veteran who fought on D-Day, dies

    John Polyniak, veteran who fought on D-Day, dies
    John Polyniak, a World War II veteran who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later was severely wounded during the battle for St. Lo, died June 7 of heart failure at the Encore at Turf Valley assisted-living facility in Ellicott City. Mr. Polyniak's...
  • A better wind bill

    A better wind bill
    For all its risks and potential costs, Gov. Martin O'Malley's unsuccessful 2011 bill to facilitate the construction of offshore wind turbines near Ocean City would have benefited the state — and its electricity customers — through predictable,...
  • New River Gorge offers vacation with zip

    New River Gorge offers vacation with zip
    West Virginia's New River Gorge area was already a destination for adrenaline junkies, but now the thrill factor has reached new heights. Two hundred feet, to be precise. That's the height at the highest point of Gravity, the mile-long zip line that is...
  • Obama energy policy: The 'all-of-the-above' lie

    Obama energy policy: The 'all-of-the-above' lie
    In his speech before the Newspapers Association of America/American Society of News Editors Wednesday, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused the president of changing positions to get re-elected. For instance, Mr. Romney charged that, "As...
  • Marylanders want wind power

    Thank you for publishing OpinionWorks' poll results on offshore wind in Maryland ("Public favors offshore wind power, poll says," Jan. 11). Count me among the majority of people who agree that $2 is a trivial price to pay for the many advantages that wind...
  • NRDC report ranks Maryland fifth for power plant pollutants

    Electric power plants that burn oil or coal in Maryland sent more than 27 million pounds of toxic pollutants into the air in 2009. That was the fifth-highest total in the nation and a threat to public health, according to a new report by the Natural...
  • Coal: An industry America can't do without

    Those in government who could make a difference have turned their backs on an industry that this nation cannot do without. The coal industry supplies the energy that keeps the lights on for half the nation, and it is an industry that does not need a...
  • W.R. Grace awarded nearly $3 million for carbon reduction

    W.R. Grace & Co. will receive nearly $3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a nationwide effort to develop cost-effective ways of reducing the carbon pollutants released by coal-fired power plants, the department announced Thursday. The...
  • Republican Congressmen sabotaging environmental legislation

    The Constitution says the legislative branch of government makes the laws and the executive branch implements and administers them. While the tea party wing of the Republican party was holding the country hostage and taking us on a suicidal dive, no...
  • There's where the batteries used to be

    There's where the batteries used to be
    John Minutella rushed through the doors of Ace Hardware in Waverly on Friday evening, his shirt dampened with sweat and face flushed red. "Please tell me you have batteries and flashlights," he pleaded to anyone who would listen. "Please tell me yes."...
  • Fuel mileage standards: Washington gets something right

    Fuel mileage standards: Washington gets something right
    Lost in all the recent furor over the federal debt-ceiling and gridlocked Washington was a major breakthrough for the Obama administration and good news for the economy, national security and environment. Thanks to an accord reached with automakers,...