| Jun 8, 2012
| 5:20 AM
Happy World Oceans Day - sort of. Today marks the annual observance of the vast water bodies that cover nearly three-quarters of Earth's surface. It's a time for taking stock.
Oceans regulate our climate (El Nino and La Nina, anyone?) and feed us,...
| Aug 1, 2012
A planned $12.5 million coral reef exhibit will be the first step toward a rejuvenated National Aquarium, officials said this week.
The Wings in the Water exhibit, the centerpiece of the Pier 3 Pavilion and a home for rays, sharks and other large fish,...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Jimmy's Restaurant in Fells Point ran out of hot dogs, potato salad and macaroni salad and scrambled to replenish all weekend as hordes of hungry Sailabration visitors jammed the popular diner.
Even on Monday, as rain moved in after days of sunshine, the...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Farming in the city doesn't need a lot of land — and sometimes not even arable land. On a South Baltimore parking lot, inside six plastic-covered greenhouses, a handful of urban farmers are raising a cornucopia of greens in a thin layer of...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:54 PM
A Howard County woman facing abuse and cruelty charges after 40 dead animals were found in her Columbia townhouse lost a bid Thursday to have critical evidence thrown out.
The lawyer for Elizabeth M. Lindenau — who faces 69 counts of animal...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:55 PM
It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Today's forecast calls for cloudy conditions in the Baltimore area, with a slight chance of showers, a high near 75 and south winds between 7 and 9 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Check our traffic updates for...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 2:37 PM
You've heard of once in a blue moon, but what about once in a blue lobster?
The crew of The Potluck fishing boat came up with a sparkling catch last week off the shores of Ocean City: a rare blue lobster.
Capt. John Gourley brought in the blue lobster...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:36 PM
You'd think that almost being bitten by a 9-foot-long python would turn Kyle Mays running for the door. But for some reason, the Woodberry resident has continued working at Baltimore's National Aquarium for five years.
"I have always wanted to work...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 11:17 AM
The forecast isn't pretty, with highs predicted in the high 90s, and thousands of people are without power. What's a parent to do to keep cool?
Here's a roundup of some places with air conditioning that are open (subject to change, of course, and...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 4:20 AM
A rare blue lobster caught off the coast of Ocean City is now on display at the National Aquarium in Washington.
Aquarium officials say the blue lobster is a 1-in-2-million exception to the reddish-brown shade of most lobsters.
The lobster was caught in...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:54 AM
William Donald Schaefer sang Baltimore's praises loudly, so it's only fitting that a new musical should be singing his.
The title of "Do It Now!" — music by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member Jonathan Jensen, book by Baltimore-born playwright Rich...