| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:22 AM
When the Sparrows Point steel mill closed, Deborah S. Barkley felt sorry for the laid-off workers — she didn't want that to happen. But she knew her life would get better.
For 20 years, she's lived less than a mile from the Baltimore County plant....
| 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...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Abby Culp never realized how much she loved running until she couldn't do it any more.
After her freshman cross country season at Winters Mill, Culp's family moved to Florida for six months, and she had to take a break from running during a brief...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:50 AM
A health advisory group to the Howard County Board of Education is calling for stronger language in policy-making that focuses on the health and wellness of county students — including the policy currently before the board that has drawn criticism...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:53 AM
With this week's heat wave, air quality warnings and severe weather forecasts as a backdrop, President Barack Obama could scarcely have picked a more auspicious moment to reveal his multi-pronged plan to address climate change. His surprise decision to...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Is the American body politic suffering from an autoimmune disease?
The "hygiene hypothesis" is the scientific theory that the rise in asthma and other autoimmune maladies stems from the fact that babies are born into environments that are too clean. Our...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:18 AM
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate will hold a confirmation hearing on Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Over her decades of public service, Ms. McCarthy has demonstrated a strong commitment to...
| Apr 17, 2013
The Pennel family of Edgewood, is serving as the 2013 Harford County March for Babies Ambassador Family to help raise awareness about the lifesaving research and support of the March of Dimes and their team, Two Tiny Blessings, will participate in the...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:11 PM
The Obama administration is expected to propose new rules today that would slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, one of the most significant steps the administration can take this term toward cutting air pollution, people with knowledge of the...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:33 AM
It isn't hard to recognize an example of false economy in the average household budget. The vegetable gardener who spends $500 on supplies to produce $12 in produce, the inexpensive home repair that falls apart in a month or the avid shopper who saves...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 2:45 PM
From its name to a play area filled with children's books, games and other toys, Route 1's KinderMender, looks more like a day-care center instead of a pediatric medical facility.
KinderMender's play area has a white picket fence, flat-screen television...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch across Central Maryland for Wednesday, warning of a risk of wildfire spread.
With relative humidity down around 25 percent, gusty winds up to 30 mph and dry brush and twigs, the advisory is in...