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  • Pesticides linger in MD, US streams

    Pesticides linger in MD, US streams
    Pesticides continue to show up in rivers and streams in Maryland and the rest of the nation at levels that pose problems for fish and other aquatic life, according to a new federal study spanning the past two decades.
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Sept. 14 Concert Rams Head Promotions presents R&B vocalist Jeffrey Osborne at 8 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets: 410-268-4545, 410-244-1131 or ramsheadonstage.com. Music by the bay The Bayside...

    New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate

    New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate
    Legislators from Maryland and Pennsylvania sparred at a hearing in Annapolis Monday over whether their states are doing too much or too little to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution. In a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing called to review the new bay...

    Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae

    Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae
    The crisis may have eased in Toledo, but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and rivers across the country, including here in Maryland. Lake Williston, a swimming hole...

    Fracking may be inducing earthquakes [Commentary]

    Fracking may be inducing earthquakes [Commentary]
    The perennial jokes about California being sloughed off into the Pacific when the next big earthquake strikes may soon give way to laugh lines about Oklahoma shaking, quaking and sinking into the earth. A place once known for rodeos, tornados and dust...