| Sep 6, 2012
| 6:09 AM
Not so long ago, only "health food nuts" preferred organically grown fresh fruits, vegetables and meats over their industrial agriculture equivalents. Nowadays, lots of people look for the words "organically grown" when they want to eat healthy. But...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Some of the new nutrient management regulations proposed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture to the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review of the General Assembly are unworkable in many areas of the state and demonstrate...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
After 28 years of formal efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the single most successful efforts have been in curbing bay-choking nutrient pollutants from sewerage treatment plants, so-called "point sources" from pipes. Maryland has been a leader in...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Jennifer Elisseeff, associate professor at Johns Hopkins University's Translational Tissue Engineering Institute, with Tissue Banks International
Nature of research: Elisseeff is developing tiny fibers that combine elements of human tissue with synthetic...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Environmental groups are calling on Maryland officials to tighten new limits on farmers' use of animal manure and sewage sludge for fertilizer, saying rules recently proposed by the state don't go far enough.
A coalition of 20 green groups says the...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Tens of thousands of people in Baltimore who use food stamps to buy groceries can now do their shopping at the Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar under the Jones Falls Expressway, thanks to a new token system launched Sunday.
Customers who don't have...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:38 AM
On June 12, Darlington Elementary School held its fifth-grade farewell with Principal Brenda Taylor officiating the program. Attending the program for the graduating fifth grade students included students from years gone by, State Sen. Barry Glassman; the...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 8:31 PM
A former District of Columbia and Richmond, Va., finance official will be named Baltimore's new director of finance on Monday, city officials said.
Harry E. Black, a Baltimore native who wrote a guide to economic development for cities, will replace...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 3:56 AM
Maryland officials have filled in the blanks on their draft Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, and attached an eye-popping pricetag - $7.5 billion over the next five years, and nearly double that by 2025.
The cost estimates aren't a total shock, as state...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's nominee for city finance director spent a tumultuous three years as top financial official in Richmond, Va., during which he oversaw the forced ejection of the school board from City Hall and was sued by the...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The combined fury of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee may have drowned much of the region's stink bug population, but scientists are still hesitant to say that homeowners will see fewer of them when the weather warms.
Scientists say something...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 10:15 AM
A bunch of new patent applications from Bank of America reveal that the company's R&D lab has been working on new mobile technologies that would enable smartphone users to analyze their environment with their smartphone's video camera; recognize the...