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  • A trade policy for the millenials [Commentary]

    A trade policy for the millenials [Commentary]
    Leaks are bedeviling trade negotiations. In October, the European Commission leaked its position papers for the US-EU free trade agreement talks, known as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement or T-TIP. In November, Wikileaks...
  • Checking on Earth's 'chimney'

    Checking on Earth's 'chimney'
    For years, scientists have suspected that the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean play a key role in shaping the Earth's climate. But satellite data provided only a partial picture of what's happening in this remote region of the globe. Now, an...
  • Catonsville native completes 4,349 mile cycling trip from Baltimore to Portland

    Catonsville native completes 4,349 mile cycling trip from Baltimore to Portland
    For some, Cannon Beach is simply one more site on of a long list of tourist spots along the Oregon coastline. But for Catonsville native Sarah Robbins, dipping the front tire of her Cannondale Synapse bicycle into the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 8 at the...
  • Now's not the time to cut missile defense

    Recent satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has greatly expanded its uranium enrichment capabilities. The nation just promised to launch more long-range rockets "soon." And, reportedly, labs in Pyongyang are hard at work developing nuclear-armed...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap: 'Zip It, Bingo'

    'The Amazing Race' recap: 'Zip It, Bingo'
    Week two of the Race begins in Iqueque, Chile, the city of eternal sunshine, situated on the edge of a desert and the Pacific Ocean. It’s pretty amazing. And it’s time to leave. The teams depart around 3 in the morning, and they are sent...
  • Dunn and Forester provide a closer look

    Dunn and Forester provide a closer look
    The painter Diane Dunn and the photographer Joan Forester have different mediums, but they have a shared tendency to get close to their subjects in their exhibit "Patterns" at the Artists' Gallery. Dunn's acrylic paintings actually alternate between...
  • Local meteorologists handicap odds of a snowy winter

    Local meteorologists handicap odds of a snowy winter
    The region has had its first flirt with winter weather this week, and now meteorologists are handicapping whether the upcoming season could be the snowiest since 2009-2010, or another dud. In general, Baltimore's snowiest winters occur when high-...
  • El Nino likelihood rising, signaling chance for snowy winter

    El Nino likelihood rising, signaling chance for snowy winter
    The likelihood of El Nino is increasing, with onset of the climate phenomenon known for snowy winters in these parts expected by fall.  There is "increased confidence" in a weak to moderate El Nino, according to the Climate Prediction Center. Forecasters...
  • Hurricane forecast raised despite now imminent El Nino

    Hurricane forecast raised despite now imminent El Nino
    The last four months of hurricane season could be busy ones in the Atlantic Ocean, with government forecasters raising their expectations to an 85 percent chance of a normal or above-normal season. The Atlantic could be in for three to six hurricanes,...
  • Baltimore needs to take better care of Ray Lewis than San Diego did Junior Seau

    I watched Ray Lewis do his final dance as a player on the field at M&T Bank Stadium immediately after the final play of the game ("Ray's day," Jan. 7). That was great to see. He is leaving the game on his own terms. I hope his head and his heart are in...
  • No sign of El Nino, La Nina forecast for longest stretch since 2004

    No sign of El Nino, La Nina forecast for longest stretch since 2004
    It has been a year since the climate pattern known as La Nina ended, the longest period of so-called "neutral" conditions since 2004. And there is no sign of the phenomenon, or its counterpart El Nino, through summer, climate forecasters say. La Nina,...
  • Total solar eclipse visible over South Pacific today

    Total solar eclipse visible over South Pacific today
    A total solar eclipse will occur over parts of northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, and you can watch it from Maryland via a webcast. The eclipse begins at about 3:35 p.m. EST, with its path starting in Australia's Garig Ganak...