| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Kudos to Mike Tidwell for his clear commentary explaining why we need a revenue-neutral carbon tax to reduce emissions and slow climate change ("Forecast calls for pain," Feb. 6). I'm convinced, but how are the American people going to convince Congress...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 5:15 PM
A trio of environmental groups warned Monday they would sue the operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland for allegedly discharging excessive amounts of nutrient pollution into Chesapeake Bay rivers and trying to mask their violations by...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Gay Lynn Diffenderffer had no idea that her husband was growing marijuana at their Baltimore County home, her attorney says, until state police investigating his mysterious disappearance discovered about 100 plants in a locked basement.
Two weeks later,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Chesapeake Bay is showing increased resilience in the face of natural and man-made abuses, though it's still seriously impaired, according to the latest official report on the regional restoration effort.
The annual "Bay Barometer" released...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"What's the second paragraph?"
That is my boilerplate response when someone suggests a column idea to me. "Yeah. Right. But where do I go from there?" Not every topic is worth 700 words.
So, today I will offer a few words on recent headlines in the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A new federal report finds toxic contamination remains widespread in the Chesapeake Bay, with severe impacts in some places, which health and environmental advocates say lends support to their push in Annapolis for legislative action on pesticides and...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As she prepares to step down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson says one of the "prouder moments" of her tenure was President Obama's agreement to have the federal government take the lead in trying to ramp up the...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:39 AM
About 35 members of the Mason-Dixon Business Association learned about the economic status of Harford County at the organization's Feb. 20 meeting.
James Richardson, director of the Harford County Office of Economic Development, was present at the...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
State environmental officials are drilling monitoring wells on the outskirts of Salisbury to get a better handle on ground-water contamination there that has fouled dozens of household wells with a potentially cancer-causing chemical, according to a...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:58 PM
As much as this week's bone-chilling temperatures might offer "cold" comfort to those who deny its existence, the threat of climate change earned a prominent spot in President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Monday. That was welcome, if overdue, given...
| Jan 23, 2013
Harford County government is holding a public informational meeting next week to discuss impact of new state and federal stormwater control mandates that some officials say will force the county to collect a new and more costly version of the reviled...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at...