| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:04 PM
The case often argued against project labor agreements (PLAs) — that they are somehow exclusionary, allegedly favor union contractors and union workers, etc. — misses the mark. The true test of PLAs, which are single-site craft labor...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:18 AM
If a hurricane threatens to barrel up the Chesapeake Bay in the next month, many Marylanders will watch the forecast with dread. Memories of spending days without power after Hurricane Irene and the June derecho are fresh and painful.
Utilities such as...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:05 AM
The architect Cheryl Mohr craves natural light so much that even when the sun is bouncing off the nearby South River and streaming through the 22-foot-tall wall of windows that surrounds her living room, Mohr can't bring herself to lower the blinds....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:23 AM
While Harford County already has strong participation in its recycling programs, officials are continuing their outreach efforts to get as many residents and businesses to recycle as possible, in order to reduce the amount of waste sitting in landfills...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Employees at General Motors' plant in White Marsh have an unusual workplace benefit. Anyone who drives an electric car can plug it in to charge while they work.
At the plant, which produces transmissions and electric motors, workers can park their...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Harold Newton Barr, a Baltimore resident and former Army radio operator who announced from a schoolhouse in Germany the death of Adolf Hitler, died at his home Dec. 22 of natural causes. He was 91.
Mr. Barr was born March 4, 1921, in New Haven, Conn.,...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Dominion Resources, the Richmond, Va.-based energy producer, said Thursday it will move ahead with plans to convert a liquefied natural gas terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County into an export facility — a decision that drew the immediate...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Ken and Kristen Sheely have experienced a parent's ultimate tragedy: the loss of a child. Now, through a fledgling nonprofit organization, they hope to educate young athletes about brain trauma injuries and possibly spare other families from the pain...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 11:48 AM
Electric wagons powered by heavy batteries quietly zipped through the streets of Baltimore, carrying beer, milk, fruit and other goods from wholesalers to shops and homes. Some delivery companies installed their own charging stations or used a downtown...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:12 PM
Karen Towson could save $375 a year on her energy bills if she makes efficiency improvements to her Columbia home, according to a free energy audit conducted last week by a Burtonsville-based company.
Enticed by the prospect of saving money and making...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Every time it rains, buildings in the Chesapeake Bay watershed contribute to the bay's pollution. The culprit is stormwater runoff. Our impervious, hardscaped environment acts as a funnel for contaminants that speed down the sewer system into streams...
| Oct 10, 2010
Constellation Energy Group walked away this weekend from federal financing negotiations for a proposed third nuclear reactor at Calvert Cliffs in a move that casts the project into doubt and threatens to erase thousands of jobs to build and operate the...