| Aug 17, 2014
| 11:52 AM
A voracious Asian beetle that's killed millions of ash trees across North America has finally been spotted in Baltimore, posing a costly and difficult challenge for a city that stands to lose more than 200,000 of its most common trees to the exotic pest's...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Bob Fireovid, a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, has been planning to retire in late September.
But now that the Office of Personnel Management has finally released its long-awaited guidelines on phased...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:31 AM
A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:21 PM
About a dozen schoolchildren at the Willows Apartments in Glen Burnie queued up curbside as the Anne Arundel County school bus pulled up.
Some kids were flanked by parents and toddler siblings who appeared just as excited to see the bus; the moment...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:38 PM
A caterpillar species never before seen in the Baltimore area and considered a potential threat to local agriculture production was intercepted at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday.
The discovery of the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:12 AM
When Edward Bosco and Marianne Kresevich decided to open a pizza restaurant, they didn't choose his hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y. And they didn't pick Chicago, where they were living at the time. Instead, the husband and wife moved to Baltimore and opened...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Farmers Market Week begins Aug. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an independent public health organization wants consumers to remember a few things about food safety.
Uncooked produce is twice as likely to make you sick than...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:55 AM
With its four terraces of thriving plants sloping down toward a babbling lily pond, Jim Duke's garden could certainly be considered a healing place.
And that's precisely what the world-renowned botanist and author's Green Farmacy Garden is....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:01 PM
An investigation of two convenience stores, across the street from each other in a high crime corridor of Edgewood, resulted in the confiscation of suspected synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash during raids last month, the Harford County...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Letter writer Eric Rozenman concludes that the Palestinian "celebration" of the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month is noteworthy because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly announced his regrets and said the perpetrators would...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:36 PM
When school let out for the summer, most of the children in Baltimore who qualify for free and reduced price meals — 84 percent — lost access to the three meals a day they count on during the school year.
Struggling families and children...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:02 PM
When school lets out for the summer, many children lose access to free and reduced-price meals. In the past two weeks, Baltimore County and City both ramped up their efforts to feed these children, who account for eighty-four percent of students in...