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  • Aftershock: 4.5 magnitude earthquake felt overnight in Baltimore

    A 4.5 magnitude earthquake – an apparent aftershock to Tuesday’s 5.8 quake that shook Baltimore – was recorded at 1:08 a.m., near Mineral, Va., the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. The details of the aftershock are here. Some...
  • Heavy rains cause flooding around Maryland

    Heavy rains cause flooding around Maryland
    Torrential rainfall brought on by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee flooded dozens of Baltimore-area roads, and sent the water rising out of rivers and creeks — and rescue crews have responded to more than a dozen calls of stranded drivers since...
  • Conowingo water release may approach 'Agnes' proportions this weekend, dam owner warns

    Conowingo water release may approach 'Agnes' proportions this weekend, dam owner warns
    Heavy rains Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday led to flooding, road closures, the evacuation of Port Deposit, at least two swift water rescues in Harford County and warnings that expected water release through the Conowingo Dam this week could approach...
  • North County weathers storm

    North County weathers storm
    North County residents learned the hard way that remnants of a tropical storm can cause much more flooding than a hurricane. According to Gunpowder River expert Theaux Le Gardeur, the river rose nearly two-thirds of a foot after Hurricane Irene passed...
  • Waiting is over for Maryland river towns, as Susquehanna waters recede

    As the flood waters from the Susquehanna River started to recede Saturday, Havre de Grace and Perryville were recovering, while Port Deposit officials were still evaluating flood damage and had not allowed residents to return to the town as of midday The...
  • Susquehanna River falls, residents return

    Susquehanna River falls, residents return
    The Susquehanna River dropped back below flood stage Monday afternoon and residents of Port Deposit and Havre de Grace were busy trying to get to their homes and businesses to clean up. Jeff Harris, owner of Starbird Canvas in Havre de Grace, found about...
  • Chesapeake Bay fouled by Susquehanna flooding

    Chesapeake Bay fouled by Susquehanna flooding
    The Chesapeake Bay looks like a dirty bathtub, its waters turned brown with mud and awash in pollution and floating debris, including uprooted trees, propane tanks, even a battered dining-room chair. Braving boat-damaging hazards, scientists are swarming...
  • Study eyes Chesapeake Bay pollution threat from dams

    Two weeks after Tropical Storm Lee flushed millions of tons of mud into the Chesapeake Bay, state and federal officials announced Tuesday they are launching a study of how to protect the estuary from sediment and other pollutants building up behind dams...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • EPA's climatic victory

    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...