| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:19 AM
As Maryland considers options for cutting climate-warming emissions from existing power plants, the good news is we're already ahead of most other states in meeting new targets proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But let's not rest on...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Baltimore Gas & Electric CEO Calvin Butler Jr. and U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan joined Towson University officials Thursday afternoon to mark the school's participation in the Department of...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Maryland retained its ninth-best ranking on a national comparison of states' energy efficiency efforts, but a separate report also out Wednesday said Maryland must up the ante if it doesn't want to fall short of its own goals.
The state score card,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Imagine somebody offered you a deal. First, you have to agree to take a pay cut at your job. Second, you have to agree to pay more for basic necessities such as food and electricity. Third, you have to breathe dirtier air and live next to a dirtier...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In a recent opinion piece, Chesapeake Climate Action Network's James McGarry grossly mischaracterized recent studies on liquefied natural gas exports ("Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland," Nov. 12). In reality, countless studies support...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:16 PM
As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle, which explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
The insight has...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Hurricane Sandy blew the waters of the Little Annemessex River into living rooms across the Somerset County town of Crisfield one year ago, displacing hundreds of families, some still homeless a year later.
Their numbers began to shrink Monday when...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Large-scale plans for hydraulic fracturing and natural gas export in Maryland have recently been set in motion. From my vantage point as a scientist, let me point to clear dangers in hydrofracking.
A physical process occurs that is overlooked by methane...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Winter finally seems to be winding down, but a Howard County-based program is still working to help families cut down on energy bills this year and in the future.
The Weatherization Assistance Program, run by the Community Action Council of Howard...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:00 PM
As a government and politics major at the University of Maryland, Joe Chapman knew he might end up working for the federal government.
"It was not always at the top of my list for a career, but it was among the places that I knew I was going to shoot...