| Feb 8, 2014
| 3:39 PM
The Mercedes-Benz stood just less than $30,000 away from its admirers at Baltimore's auto show, where the sporty crimson sedan held its own among the competitors for looks, test sit-downs and aspirations of ownership.
"It's really an entry-level model,"...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:56 PM
UPPER MARLBORO — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of an effort to address greenhouse gas pollution...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Horse-drawn carriages are something of an icon in and around New York City’s Central Park. But the city’s new mayor says he’s going to ban them, citing animal cruelty in the practice he finds outdated and unnecessary.
Mayor Bill de...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:59 AM
A historic waterfront property sitting on nine acres, high on a bluff with a panoramic view of Annapolis, along with a circa 1840 manor home and farmhouse, are packaged in one bundle known as Severn Side Farm, listed at $5.3 million.
For the buyer...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Our government has touted more fuel efficient autos and trucks, built roads and bridges to nowhere, provided pork to many legislators and generally robbed the transportation fund for other projects ("The toll on America," Dec. 6). Now comes the unintended...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
As one of the 76,000 Marylanders who have lost their Medicare gap insurance, I always thought that we elected people to go to Washington to represent us ("Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans," Nov. 6).
I know now that they...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Aiming to boost the fledgling market for plug-in vehicles, Maryland and seven other states pledged Thursday to use their governments' tax and spending powers to get 3.3 million "zero-emission" cars, trucks and vans on the road in the next dozen years....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Wedded to the mantra that money is better spent on experiences than on the latest roll-out from Apple, we visited Ikaria, the deliciously isolated and funky island in the Aegean Sea. It so happened that all four of my grandparents were born on this...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:00 AM
I am writing in response to the editorial, "Charm City Express" (Sept. 16), outlining Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to increase support for Baltimore's public transportation infrastructure. As a student at Johns Hopkins University coming from New York City,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:27 AM
State energy officials and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil a pair of electric vehicle charging stations outside City Hall on Friday, the first on a city public street, officials said.
The stations were installed at the corner of Lexington and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Chip Gribben has been a green kind of guy for a long time. He composts his scraps in his back yard, uses energy-efficient light bulbs and has been driving an electric car for 20 years.
But only last year did he and his wife take one of the biggest steps...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
One hundred and twenty years ago this summer — in 1893 — Rudolf Diesel fired up a single-cylinder engine attached to a flywheel. The contraption was fueled by peanut oil.
He must have been relieved as the engine sputtered to life because...