| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:42 PM
ESPN personality, Terps athletics supporter and noted fan base evaluator Scott Van Pelt was in College Park on Saturday for Maryland’s 27-26 win over Virginia. He was happy with the result, of course. He was not happy with the small swath of...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Heat-related illnesses were a factor in 15 deaths this summer, the lowest number since 2009, according to state health officials.
The tally is less than a third of heat-related deaths last summer.
As one might expect, the statistics correlate with the...
| Jul 18, 2013
I remember vividly the Baltimore police officer who strode into my tent at Artscape, glanced at my art, and in very explicit terms told me how angry he was. My wife looked at me, wondering whether I was about to be arrested.
"So why is this about the...
| Jul 19, 2013
Thanks for Tim Wheeler's report that Marylanders understand some of the connections between climate change and human health ("Most Marylanders see climate change harming health," July 17).
Last week during a lengthy heat wave, a Massachusetts postman...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Update: There's a severe thunderstorm warning until 7 p.m. for parts of Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties. The excessive heat warning was cancelled after storms rolled through the area.
Friday is forecast to bring one last full day of a heat wave...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Most Marylanders say people in the United States are already being harmed by climate change, a new poll finds.
In a statewide mail survey of 2,100 households, the poll by George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication found that 52...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Sixty-five people were treated for heat-related illness at Baltimore's African American Festival over the weekend, as city health officials declared Sunday the first Code Red heat alert day of 2013.
The heat index topped 104 degrees Sunday, with...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
The Baltimore County state's attorney's office will determine whether to pursue charges against a Lansdowne man in the death of a 16-month-old girl who was left in a hot truck for four hours Friday.
The medical examiner's office ruled that Sybriya...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:48 PM
This time of year, dozens of children across the country die after being forgotten inside sweltering cars. A group of Johns Hopkins University students may have found a way to ensure that parents remember even a silently sleeping baby.
As part of a...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
My dog loves running in the yard, but I worry in the summer. What signs should I look for that he may be getting overheated, and what should I do if he exhibits them?
Early signs of heat stroke include panting, bright pink gums, strong pulses, vomiting,...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The Maryland state school board adopted regulations Tuesday that require more concussion training for those responsible for student-athletes and beef up protocols for addressing head injuries.
In addition, the board will convene an advisory board to...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
While I applaud Tim Wheeler for shining a light on the risks of climate change in his recent article "Rising temperatures increase health risks" (May 10), I'm saddened by these three esteemed universities investing time and effort into researching what...