| Sep 8, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Carroll and Frederick county residents, civic organizations, schools, groups and property owners are being invited to take part in a stream naming contest to have their suggestions officially designated by the U.S. Geological Survey.
The contest, known...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Sea levels are rising faster along the Atlantic coast - including in the Chesapeake Bay - than elsewhere around the world, and the increase appears to be accelerating, according to federal scientists.
In a paper published online in Nature Climate Change,...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Tuesday's victory by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal appeals court in the District of Columbia has once again demonstrated that the science of climate change, while famously "inconvenient," is virtually impossible for fair and...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Perched atop a weathered navigational marker near Rocky Point in Back River, the osprey shifted nervously, screeched and flew off as a boat full of people approached. With the raptor circling overhead, Rebecca Lazarus climbed onto the marker and peered...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Most people throw out a jug of milk after a week or so. The oldest bottle of wine, on the other hand, is the most savored.
But what about water?
Some of what comes out of faucets in Annapolis, Leonardtown or Easton, it turns out, is older than the...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 8:54 AM
The U.S. Geological Survey Saturday reported an early-morning earthquake of 2.1 magnitude in parts of western Carroll County and eastern Frederick County.
The USGS said the epicenter was about three miles from Linganore, in Frederick County, and about 11...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Del. Heather Mizeur claims that hydraulic fracturing contaminates water supplies and causes earthquakes ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Both of these claims are false.
In more than 60 years of its use, there are zero confirmed cases of water...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:45 PM
When Storm Sandy slammed into the Atlantic Coast Monday night, it dumped upward of six inches of rain on Harford County, flooding streams, creeks and ditches and raising the possibility that the Susquehanna River could swell in the coming days as the...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The conclusions of geological experts on the relationship between fracking and earthquakes are much clearer than letter writer Barbara McNamara suggests ("Fracking is neither safe nor harmless to the environment," July 16).
The National Research Council'...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Millions of tons of one of theChesapeake Bay'slargest sources of pollution continue to be dumped onto farm lands without proper regulation. Farm animals produce 44 million tons of manure annually in the bay watershed, and most of it is collected and...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:58 AM
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled Southern California on Tuesday night. The quake was reported at 11:23 p.m. and was centered around Yorba Linda in northern Orange County.
There was no immediate word of injuries or damage, but the quake was felt over...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Ever notice how late summer nights come alive with the chirps and rhythmic whirrs of crickets and katydids? Now, just by stepping outside and listening for a minute or two, you can help scientists understand more about nature's symphony, and the unseen...