| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:40 AM
When political conservatives start talking about raising taxes, it's wise to pay attention. Such is the case with a recently-announced campaign by a former South Carolina congressman who believes solving the nation's energy and climate change challenges...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 2:00 PM
The "derecho" that blacked out much of Maryland several weeks ago,'' back-to-back tropical storms last summer and "snowmaggeddon" two winters ago weren't just fluke weather events, according to a new report by Environment Maryland. They're part of a...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:08 AM
This year's drought has already raised wholesale corn prices dramatically, and consumers will likely soon feel the pinch at the grocery store checkout. Economists are warning of a 3-4 percent rise in food prices this year and next as well, an especially...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 3:39 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Last Friday, Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee, made the most populist speech of this campaign season.
"It's the people who are politically connected, it's the people who have access to Washington that get the breaks," he...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 5:02 PM
A federal appeals court swept aside a key pillar of Maryland's plan to reduce soot and smog on Tuesday when it struck down a federal rule aimed at limiting air pollution crossing from one state to another.
Maryland has moved aggressively to cut emissions...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:53 PM
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...