| Feb 10, 2013
| 5:53 AM
The county council will soon take up an issue that has swirled below the surface of Anne Arundel County politics, has the attention of environmentalists and constitutionalists alike, and will spark debate: Bill No. 2-13, which would impose fees on...
| 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...
| May 21, 2013
| 12:32 PM
There is an old adage, often heard in the local marinas, that a boat is nothing more than a hole in the water into which you pour money. Turns out the same could be said about Baltimore's water and sewer system — it is a money-soaking hole that puts...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Robert Keller, The Evening Sun's first metropolitan editor and later executive director of the Greater Baltimore Committee, died May 12 of complications from Crohn's disease at Harbor Hospital. He was 71.
The son of a banker and a bookkeeper, Robert...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Many Americans would be surprised to learn that chimpanzees are still being used in biomedical research and that millions of other animals are utilized in consumer product and toxicity testing. Others may find a sense of security in knowing that this...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:28 PM
A recent Aegis editorial about the health of the Chesapeake Bay ("Stormwater fee set low in Harford the best of a bad situation," April 23) is [off base]. Certainly the job of restoring the Bay is far from finished, but the Aegis is incorrect in...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:47 PM
As reported by Rusty Weiss on January 10, 2013, "…. a federal judge struck down the attempt to regulate stormwater runoff as a breach of authority. The judge, U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady, ruled that the EPA had exceeded their authority in...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Federal officials announced Friday a major expansion of the “urban waters” initiative they kicked off in Baltimore nearly two years ago, adding 11 new blighted water ways around the country to the seven they’ve already pledged to help...
| May 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
In a recent letter to the editor ("Fracking is not the answer for U.S. economy," May 7), David Wagenheim relies on outdated and previously debunked talking points in an attempt to convince readers that hydraulic fracturing harms groundwater,...