| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:03 PM
State and federal officials announced Friday they were providing $8 million to pipe clean public water to 270 homes near Salisbury where a toxic solvent has contaminated the ground water supplying residential wells there.
Authorities installed water...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:29 PM
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that farmers in the Chesapeake Bay region can vie for a share of $400 million available nationwide for reducing erosion and polluted runoff from fields and feedlots.
Robert Bonnie, undersecretary for natural...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:49 AM
On Friday morning, dozens of Catonsville area residents gathered in front of the Catonsville Fire Station No. 4 on Frederick Road to save on gas and money, while getting exercise on their way to work.
Instead of driving on May 30, commuters rode their...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:33 AM
A stowaway slug that caught a free ride on a shipment of Mexican mint bound for Elkridge was intercepted at Washington Dulles International Airport as the first of its kind to be identified in the Washington region.
Considered a threat to crops and...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Two snowy owls have been trapped at Martin State Airport in Baltimore County and will be relocated away from the airport, aviation officials said Friday.
A female owl was captured in a trap at the airport shortly after sunset on Thursday and a male...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:37 PM
If you were hoping that this winter's freezing temperatures had sent the hated stink bugs packing, you are out of luck. Turns out, they have the good sense to come in from the cold.
"I would be nice to think that winter killed them," said Stanton Gill...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:52 AM
In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Note: This op-ed has been updated to include the correct email address for co-author Bonnie Raindrop.
Maryland beekeepers lost nearly half of our honeybee hives last year, while 31 percent of all honeybee colonies died across the United States. Similar...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:26 PM
The sprawling farm along Annapolis Road in Gambrills stands as an oasis of rural life in the midst of suburbia. Cows graze beyond the white fence as commuters pass by; farm trucks carry organic produce to local farmers markets.
Maryland Sunrise Farm...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:55 PM
More than four years after Maryland first moved to regulate its largest poultry and livestock farms, nearly 30 percent, or 169 operations, still do not have required state permits mandating measures to control polluted runoff from their chicken houses...
| Oct 11, 2013
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'Fine Arts College Night' Howard County Public Schools' Fine Arts Advisory Council sponsors this event for parents and students, especially those in eighth to 12th grade, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Howard High School, 8700 Old...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:11 AM
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we urge readers not to forget that this year there are still hundreds of thousands of Marylanders who won't be able to count on a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce to celebrate the...