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  • EPA rule seeks to curb long-distance air pollution

    EPA rule seeks to curb long-distance air pollution
    In a sweeping move aimed at curbing long-distance air pollution that afflicts the health of 240 million Americans — including Marylanders — the Environmental Protection Agency is ordering power plants across much of the eastern United States...
  • Pesticide bill threatens the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem

    We applaud Sen. Ben Cardin's courageous opposition to the pesticides bill now before the U.S. Senate ("Cardin opposes break on pesticide," July 4). This proposal would cancel the Environmental Protection Agency's permit program limiting the amount and...
  • Sydney W. Porter Jr., radiation expert, dies

    Sydney W. Porter Jr., radiation expert, dies
    Sydney Wynne "Syd" Porter Jr., a noted physicist and radiation expert who was called to Three Mile Island, Pa., in 1979 after an accident destroyed a reactor in what proved to be the nation's worst nuclear incident, died April 23 of lymphoma at a...
  • EPA administrator stands tall

    EPA administrator stands tall
    For those who long for clean water, breathable air and perhaps even a healthy Chesapeake Bay, there's at least one public figure willing to fight for your cause, and she's a former chemical engineer who has never held elected office. U.S. Environmental...
  • Still not serious about bay clean-up

    While we've made progress on plans to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland still needs to get serious about reducing pollution from farm runoff ("Scientists criticize tracking of Chesapeake Bay cleanup," May 5). Manure runoff is a major pollutant, and...
  • Meet Virginia at the beach

    Meet Virginia at the beach
    If your idea of a breezy beach vacation involves a plane or passport, then hold off on the tropics and head instead to Virginia Beach. This resort city of nearly 438,000 people is a laid-back East Coast destination about a five-hour drive from Baltimore....
  • Striped bass audit hides multitude of sins

    Striped bass audit hides multitude of sins
    Let's say you have a product that people automatically associate with you. Except for one hiccup in the timeline, it's been on the market since before Capt. John Smith rowed a boat around the Chesapeake. And it's so popular that people will do crazy...
  • Ask Outdoors Girl

    Bob Bost of Havre de Grace asks: Sometime back (maybe a few months) I read an article in the Sun on Sunday, regarding the placing of reef balls off Hart-Miller Island. I can't seem to fine the article or any information on the Sun's web page. However,...
  • Senior briefs

    Free workshop "Caregiver 101" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 30, at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road. Workshop will provide information needed to prepare for discharge from a hospital or rehabilitation facility, and on...
  • Emerald ash borer found in Arundel, Allegany

    Just weeks after it turned up in Howard County, the emerald ash borer has been detected in Anne Arundel and Allegany counties. Maryland agriculture officials have responded by placing all Maryland counties west of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake...
  • Chesapeake Bay cleanup 'on track'

    Gov. Martin O'Malley declared Monday that Maryland is 98 percent of the way to reaching its short-term "milestone" for accelerating the state's efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay, while federal officials said all the bay watershed states generally...
  • College Park students compete to build green house

    College Park students compete to build green house
    At a small construction site tucked between an ice skating rink and an office building, students, professors and contractors sing along to country music as they put the finishing touches on two small houses joined in the middle by a manmade wetland....