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  • Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.

    Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.
    Maryland and the rest of the Northeast face more heat waves and smog, heavier downpours and storm-driven flooding that could damage Baltimore's port, according to a new report released by the Obama administration. The third National Climate Assessment,...
  • Singing the blues [Editorial]

    Singing the blues  [Editorial]
    The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab is an omnivore. If a favorite food like worms, plants or baby clams is unavailable, it switches to something else. Maryland's human denizens may want to seriously consider doing that same thing. That's because the latest...
  • Kindness toward our feathered friends [Editorial]

    Kindness toward our feathered friends [Editorial]
    Last Saturday was meant to be a pleasurable morning (or day) of perch fishing. It turned out to be a bit more of an adventure for Dave Meadows, 51, of Street, who was startled from his early morning fishing trip on the bank of the Susquehanna, just...
  • Searching the forest for the bees

    Searching the forest for the bees
    — Every week this spring, Pat Groller drove to remote Dorchester Pond and traipsed through the forest, bucket in hand, to check her traps. Her quarry: The mysterious bees that keep wildflowers blooming here year after year. "It's a trek, but I'...
  • Water release practices should be discussed in Conowingo Dam relicensing [Commentary]

    Water release practices should be discussed in Conowingo Dam relicensing [Commentary]
    Havre de Grace resident and Tidewater Marina owner Garrett Pensell attended the May 5 congressional hearing on the Conowingo Dam relicensing. He shares his thoughts about the relicensing and the dam's effects on the downriver ecosystem, economy and public...
  • Ehrlich's hypothetical arguments don't ring true [Letter]

    Ehrlich's hypothetical arguments don't ring true [Letter]
    I am grateful to columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for bringing to my attention the deplorable conditions inflicted on entrepreneurs by President Barack Obama ("Building a business is bad under Obama," May11). I admit to being a bit surprised that such...
  • Climate change is here [Editorial]

    Climate change is here  [Editorial]
    No matter who or what is ultimately deemed responsible for last week's dramatic landslide that caused a major portion of East 26th Street to collapse onto adjoining CSX tracks, it's clear that unusually heavy rains played a role. The hillside was...
  • On football, fussbal and futbol [Commentary]

    On football, fussbal and futbol [Commentary]
    When the National Football League draft kicks off Thursday night, last year's worst teams will get to pick first — and ostensibly best — under a principle that's guided the draft since its inception in 1936: that there should be competitive...
  • Regional additive manufacturing authority established in Harford

    Regional additive manufacturing authority established in Harford
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill Thursday creating a regional 3D printing and additive manufacturing authority in collaboration with the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The bill, creating the Northeast Maryland Additive...
  • Survey finds oysters regaining 'foothold' in Bay

    Survey finds oysters regaining 'foothold' in Bay
    Maryland's depleted oyster population has more than doubled since 2010, state officials reported Wednesday, giving state scientists hope the bivalves are on track to regain a "substantial foothold" in the Chesapeake Bay after being devastated by...
  • Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay

    Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay
    Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed a bill Friday that would have halted a huge wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, prioritizing renewable energy over the concerns of a major military installation in Southern Maryland. In his veto message, O'Malley said...
  • Radar system leads to oyster-poaching conviction for watermen

    Radar system leads to oyster-poaching conviction for watermen
    Two watermen were fined nearly $1,500 for oyster poaching on the Eastern Shore, the first conviction stemming from a network of radar and cameras the state launched in 2010 to detect illegal seafood harvesting. Brothers William and Irving Catlin, both of...