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  • The or not the

    On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions: "Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
  • Conowingo Dam sediment buildup threatens Chesapeake Bay

    Conowingo Dam sediment buildup threatens Chesapeake Bay
    On a hot summer day, it's hard to see how the Conowingo Dam could hurt the Chesapeake Bay. Anglers line the shore below the 94-foot high impoundment, casting out into the gently roiling Susquehanna River for rockfish breaking the water. Yet unseen, on...
  • Letter: Farms not a problem for bay

    Editor: It is with constant amazement that I read such articles as the editorial "Living Downstream." It is fascinating to me that educated people could be so uninformed. I would love to watch the writer of this editorial drink some of the waste water...
  • Gas industry slams Bay Foundation fracking video

    Gas industry slams Bay Foundation fracking video
    An industry group is accusing the Chesapeake Bay Foundation of misrepresenting the facts in a video investigation the environmental group released last fall purporting to show natural gas wells and processing facilities spewing invisible plumes of...
  • Free pass for Md. polluters?

    Free pass for Md. polluters?
    From how we live to where we can live, Marylanders have been expected to make an increasing number of personal sacrifices for the cause of cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay over the last two decades or more. Many have been small (whether laundry detergent...
  • Sparrows Point steel mill goes to auction

    Sparrows Point steel mill goes to auction
    The Sparrows Point steel mill was auctioned off Tuesday, but no one — not the company, not its attorneys, not the union — would say who bought it. The auction for the Baltimore County mill was held in the afternoon, according to a source...
  • Sparrows Point purchased for $72 million by plant liquidator

    Sparrows Point purchased for $72 million by plant liquidator
    A liquidation firm won the bidding for Sparrows Point, offering $72 million for the Baltimore County steel mill — less than a tenth of what the complex sold for just four years earlier — and realizing the worst fears of its roughly 2,000...
  • With new buyer, Sparrows Point faces a possible end to decades of steelmaking

    With new buyer, Sparrows Point faces a possible end to decades of steelmaking
    Steel from Sparrows Point built the Golden Gate Bridge, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, hundreds of ships for World War II and livelihoods for tens of thousands of Baltimore-area families. The story of the massive steel mill follows the arc of American...
  • Carbon pollution from power plants is affecting climate change

    Extreme weather events are on the rise, and scientists warn that global warming will bring even more extreme weather in the future ("Derecho and heat wave in review: records, rankings, and by the numbers," July 9). We know that power plants are the...
  • Coal still a major cause of Maryland's toxic air pollution

    Coal still a major cause of Maryland's toxic air pollution
    Maryland may have some of the nation's strictest limits on power plant pollution, but its residents are still breathing more toxic emissions from those facilities than in most other states. The state's reliance on burning coal for electricity appears to...
  • First West Nile Virus case diagnosed

    First West Nile Virus case diagnosed
    An adult in Central Maryland has been diagnosed with this year's first case of West Nile Virus, according to The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The virus was also detected in a pool of mosquitoes collected in Montgomery County by the...
  • Catonsville pumping station getting $2.8M renovation

    Catonsville pumping station getting $2.8M renovation
    The severe thunderstorm that hit the metro area on June 29 caused an estimated 75,000 gallons of sewage to spill from the Frederick Road Sewage Pumping Station. Fortunately, the liquid flowed into an area designed to hold it. Had the sewage breached the...