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  • A month's rain in a week

     
    The slow-moving remnants of Tropical Storm Lee continued to unload on Maryland Wednesday morning, pushing rivers ands creeks toward flood stage, inundating many roadways and slowing the morning commute to a crawl. Barely a week into the new month and........
  • The Record's top 10 stories of 2011

    <i>The Record's</i> top 10 stories of 2011
    The year that ends at midnight Saturday with the annual Duck Drop and fireworks at Havre de Grace Middle School was full of the good and the bad. There was the usual – mayoral elections in Aberdeen and Havre de Grace and heavy snowfalls. And the not...
  • Atholton student designs apps for Apple store

    Atholton High School student Eric Lu whipped out his cellphone and displayed information about the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that occurred off the west coast of Sumatra on Tuesday. The information came courtesy of mobile application software called...
  • The biggest problem for the bay: animal waste

    The biggest problem for the bay: animal waste
    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...
  • Spring comes earlier to cities

    Spring comes earlier to cities
    Spring has been arriving earlier in recent years, but it's especially early for urban dwellers, new research shows. According to a study published in the February issue of the journal Global Change Biology, the growing season is two to three weeks longer...
  • Japanese students visit Arundel High

    Japanese cultural exchange student Minami Tajima remembers one of her first visits to an American restaurant. She and about two dozen other students from Japan visited Anne Arundel County last year, and after she befriended Arundel High School student...
  • Earthquake in Virginia rattles Baltimore and the East Coast

    Earthquake in Virginia rattles Baltimore and the East Coast
    A frightening earthquake jolted Baltimore and much of the East Coast on Tuesday, shaking buildings and rattling nerves. Thousands of people streamed from offices and homes into the afternoon sunshine, stunned by a phenomenon more commonly associated...
  • 5.8 earthquake felt in Bel Air, throughout region

    The 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Virginia that was felt in Harford County and the region Tuesday afternoon didn't cause any significant damage in the area. But it touched off a whirlwind of activity and excitement. A strong tremor, lasting around 10...
  • Baltimore County hit by 5.8 magnitude earthquake

    A 5.8 magnitude earthquake emanating out of Virginia hit Baltimore County and much of the East Coast shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, shaking large buildings and causing Baltimore County government buildings to be evacuated. No significant...
  • Study finds sea level rise accelerating along Atlantic coast

    Study finds sea level rise accelerating along Atlantic coast
    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,...
  • A tremor in the earth and the psyche

    A tremor in the earth and the psyche
    Well, that was different. It's not every day that the Mid-Atlantic experiences a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, but that 10 seconds of shake, rattle and roll you felt this afternoon wasn't a train, a hurricane or the sound of budget negotiations in...
  • Geologists could be studying reasons behind earthquake for years

    Geologists could be studying reasons behind earthquake for years
    Geologists say Tuesday's magnitude-5.8 earthquake in Central Virginia released forces that have probably been building for tens of thousands, perhaps millions, of years. And the event may not be over. "Aftershocks are always a possibility, and they're...