| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The perennial jokes about California being sloughed off into the Pacific when the next big earthquake strikes may soon give way to laugh lines about Oklahoma shaking, quaking and sinking into the earth.
A place once known for rodeos, tornados and dust...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Boozy boaters, beware.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police spent the weekend patrolling the state's most-trafficked waterways for drunken boaters in a nationwide policing event, "Operation Dry Water," as they prepare for the throngs that will be out...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Now that Republicans have chosen their candidate in November's race for Anne Arundel County executive, Democrat George F. Johnson IV says he's eager to begin the campaign.
"It's time to roll our sleeves up," said Johnson, who faces Republican Steve Schuh...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86.
"I had been...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:36 PM
A five-member team of students from Carroll County's Venturing Crew 202 won the 24th annual Maryland Envirothon — an outdoor natural resources competition that challenges students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Over the last six months I volunteered with a team of supporters to elect Heather Mizeur as Maryland's next governor.
Heather's campaign was inspiring, honest, respectful, progressive and transparent. She ran on issues that matter to Maryland's people....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
— The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In its permit ruling last month, the Maryland Public Service Commission stated that the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas refinery is not in the public interest and would be a net economic negative for the state. That should have been the end of...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:13 AM
A Severna Park man was arrested Sunday after police allege that he impersonated a law enforcement officer after being stopped in a Taco Bell drive-through lane. Police had expected the man was intoxicated.
Robert Knickerbocker, 47, of the 100 block of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Continuing the Obama administration's effort to launch a U.S. offshore wind energy industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will auction off the rights next month to build huge turbines off Maryland's coast.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Two businesses and a park were evacuated when an underground natural gas line caught fire Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County officials said.
BGE crews were working to shut off gas after firefighters were called at 1:07 p.m. to the line in the 6900...