| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Several articles about utility smart meters, most recently the profile of a retired EPA attorney who has concerns about them ("At the center of smart-meter fight," March 24), indicate that those opposed to the devices are mostly concerned about possible...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Marge Cissel is pressing her right index finger into the cover of a white loose-leaf binder containing a new state law limiting the use of septic systems, urging restricted development rights for some farm property. She's had the binder for months now,...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Federal officials shut the government down as Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore late last month, but NOAA employee Holly Bamford remained hard at work.
While heavy rain and wind lashed her Silver Spring office, the National Ocean Service manager oversaw...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Maryland's former Republican governor hit Harford property owners with a flush tax to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay. The current Democratic governor is taxing (a fee) property owners of Harford with a tax (fee) to control storm water runoff that...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:15 AM
"I would say that those who are callous about babies and callous about life ought to be brought to bear the callousness of their indifference."
— Newt Gingrich
"It's about some phony ideal, some phony theology."
— Rick Santorum, on...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
In the 20 years she's lived on the outskirts of Salisbury, Arlene White said she'd never noticed anything unusual about her tap water.
Now, though, White and dozens of neighbors are drinking bottled water and limiting their bathing after tests found...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers have lost 44 percent of their underwater grasses over the past three years, scientists reported Thursday, reducing vital habitat for crabs and fish to a level not seen in nearly three decades.
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:46 AM
With temperatures soaring from the 30s to the 90s in one week, homeowners are grinding into gear on renovation and repair projects. A smoky fire on Wyndhurst Avenue recently reminded me that caution and adherence to the law, by workers and owners, must be...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 5:25 PM
What pesticides are Maryland families exposed to on a regular basis? Good luck finding out. There's simply no way for the average person to discover what chemicals are being applied to farm fields or even backyards.
Worse, it's nearly impossible for...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Harford County Council members on Tuesday again delayed voting on a controversial bill that would charge all county residential and agricultural property owners an additional $125 a year to help treat stormwater and improve the water quality of the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:12 PM
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...