| Jun 2, 2012
The Maryland Pesticide Network (MPN) appreciates The Sun's extensive and fair coverage of the dispute regarding the current Lyme disease study being conducted in Maryland by the state's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and theU.S. Centers for...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Facing federal and state mandates to reduce pollution washing off its streets and alleys, Baltimore city is taking the first step toward imposing a fee on residents or property owners to pay for controlling its tainted storm-water runoff.
| Jun 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
If Maryland is "America in Miniature," then the Patuxent River is the linkage for that miniature America. It is the largest and longest river whose watershed lies completely within the state. It traverses dense woodlands and farm villages of the Piedmont,...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Lefty Kreh is to fly-fishing what James Naismith was to basketball and, perhaps, what Elvis was to rock 'n' roll.
Not only is the now 87-year-old Kreh credited with helping invent the sport in the late 1940s, he later popularized it by writing more...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
After 28 years of formal efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the single most successful efforts have been in curbing bay-choking nutrient pollutants from sewerage treatment plants, so-called "point sources" from pipes. Maryland has been a leader in...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 10:01 AM
A funny thing happened in Washington last week: Congress approved several significant pieces of legislation on bipartisan votes and hardly anybody seemed to notice — or care (which might just explain how so much work got done).
| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Bill Satterfield, in his June 11 letter to the editor ("Urban waste, not chicken manure, is the bay's biggest threat") was right when he said "everyone has a role in protecting the Chesapeake Bay." What he forgot is that "everyone" includes both the...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:58 PM
The case that has rattled the nation's renewable fuels industry began with some flashy cars.
As Rodney R. Hailey accumulated a string of vehicles, including a Rolls-Royce, two Bentleys and a Lamborghini, the Perry Hall man's neighbors became suspicious....
| Aug 26, 2012
This year's drought, along with recent news reports of the lowest corn yield in 17 years, has rekindled the food vs. fuel debate — and, for good reasons. When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007, an ambitious schedule...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2012
The use of ethanol in gasoline has a long and sordid history ("Food or fuel?" Aug. 3). By the early 1990s, EPA regulations had reduced tailpipe emissions from new cars by over 95 percent of 970s levels, and only about 3 percent of the hydrocarbons in...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:05 AM
The Chesapeake Bay cleanup got a shot in the arm today (Tuesday, 8/28), as federal and nonprofit officials announced grants totaling $9.2 million for planting trees, restoring wetlands, installing rain gardens and other projects across the watershed.