| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:08 PM
A flatbed truck pulled away from the port of Baltimore last week carrying uranium once packed into nuclear warheads aimed at the United States.
The shipment, bound for a processing plant in Kentucky, marked the end of a 20-year collaboration to convert...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:40 PM
If you're thinking of hitting the beach anytime this summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council suggests you're much less likely to get sick playing in the surf at Ocean City or at Dewey and Rehoboth beaches in Delaware.
The New York-based...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:28 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Chris Dickerson's revelation occurred while playing in the minor leagues, when the outfielder noticed how often his Triple-A teammates used plastic water bottles and — without a thought — tossed them in the trash....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:10 AM
It's summer, time to hit the beaches in Maryland and elsewhere. But are they safe for swimming?
Local health departments, with help and oversight from the state Department of the Environment, are responsible for checking the water for contamination...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Reaching way back in a kitchen cabinet, I grab a jar of what's billed as orange marmalade. It's really not marmalade, just sugar glop without any orange in it at all, masquerading as the real thing. It was a "bonus" in a crate of Florida citrus we got a...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to curb the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on carbon emissions from power plants cleared a hurdle in the House of Representatives on Thursday but faces bleak prospects of becoming law....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:05 AM
LOS ANGELES With much of the country still suffering through a record cold snap, it's hard to think about global warming. But this horrific winter is the "weather on steroids" that climate scientists have been predicting for decades in which hotter days...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:35 AM
BEIJING China's capital region remained swathed Monday in a cloud of choking smog, prompting a rise in hospital visits and sales of indoor air purifiers and reports of rare industry shutdowns.
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection on Sunday...
| Feb 28, 2014
Seismic air guns that are used to hunt for offshore oil and gas deposits can harm or kill marine mammals, but "robust" mitigation measures can reduce such impacts, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
That assessment, released Thursday,...