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  • Trying to change minds in smart-meter debate

    Trying to change minds in smart-meter debate
    Concerns about utility smart meters are frequently dismissed as tinfoil-hat paranoia. But it's not so easy to dismiss Jonathan Libber. The Baltimore man delivers his arguments against the wireless devices in the calm manner of an attorney. He is, in...
  • What about climate change?

    What about climate change?
    Last month, a Republican-aligned polling firm called on hunters and fishermen nationwide to get their views. Some of the results were unsurprising: Outdoorsmen regard themselves as politically conservative and register Republican over Democratic by a more...
  • Aberdeen council passes water loan program

    The Aberdeen City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve an ordinance establishing a water loan program using funds from a settlement with the makers of the gasoline additive MTBE. The loan program is the result of the city being awarded $2,577,140....
  • A primer on landing one of Fort Meade's jobs

    Fort Meade's rapid growth in the past few years has made it the state's largest employer, but getting a foot in the door — or, rather, inside the guarded fence line — can be daunting. Many of the Army installation's 56,000 jobs require a...
  • Paul Ryan's billionaire populism

    Paul Ryan's billionaire populism
    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...
  • EPA rule on air pollution struck down

    EPA rule on air pollution struck down
    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...
  • Report finds Bay contaminants widespread, severe in spots

    Report finds Bay contaminants widespread, severe in spots
    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...
  • Lisa Jackson calls Bay cleanup role "one of prouder moments"

    Lisa Jackson calls Bay cleanup role "one of prouder moments"
    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...
  • State drilling wells in Salisbury to probe contamination

    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...
  • Warming to the subject

     Warming to the subject
    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...
  • Harford plans meeting Jan. 29 on what may be the next flush tax

    Harford plans meeting Jan. 29 on what may be the next flush tax
    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...
  • Changing to a vegan diet is possible with planning

    Changing to a vegan diet is possible with planning
    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...