| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed funding the state's study of "fracking" for natural gas, ending a two-year legislative standoff over getting the industry to pay for it.
O'Malley included $1.5 million in his fiscal 2014 budget "to provide citizens,...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Winter lovers enjoyed a light snowfall in the Baltimore region Saturday without many of the usual headaches, as the snow passed after several hours with few traffic concerns. But State Highway Administration officials urged motorists to continue to be...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 12:15 PM
The third wet winter weather system to pass through Maryland in a week was expected to add to the young season's snow tally Saturday, but a late start and some drier air could make it difficult except in areas north and west of Baltimore. Snow was...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Western Maryland is under a winter storm watch going into the weekend, with the possibility of white-out conditions and more than 6 inches of snow. That precipitation isn't expected to reach Baltimore -- but a blast of frigid wind is.
A winter storm...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Central Maryland is under a high wind watch starting Saturday morning, with gusts expected to reach 60 mph during the day. The forecast prompted utility Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to warn of possible power outages.
Rain is forecast to usher in the...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:37 PM
A strong low-pressure system causing blizzards across the Midwest is forecast to bring potential white-out conditions in Western Maryland and damaging winds across the Baltimore area Friday and Saturday.
Heavy snow combined with strong winds could create...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 4:41 PM
State highway officials are urging motorists heading north and west for the holidays to be cautious, given winter weather conditions expected in some areas in the coming days.
The weather could complicate holiday travel and celebration plans as people...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:09 PM
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. for much of the Baltimore area as a wintry mix of snow and sleet with pockets of freezing rain moves in from the south, the National Weather Service reported.
Forecasters said the mix of...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Environmental activists met Saturday at the University of Baltimore to organize a push for a legislative ban on the natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — casting the issue as a fight pitting the little...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The wicked warm spell that bedeviled the region's ski areas last year has been broken. Snow guns, ably assisted by Wednesday's surprise storm, are turning the brownscape of late fall into the dazzling white of winter.
"That storm gave us a big kick. We'...
| Dec 22, 2012
The new green at Maryland's state parks is cash, and lots of it.
This has been a banner year for the 66 parks, which logged nearly 11 million visitors by early December, 1.1 million more than at the same point last year. Long the destination of day...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Recently, my colleague from Montgomery County, Del. Heather Mizeur, took to the pages of this newspaper to proclaim her intentions to introduce a ban on hydraulic fracturing ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Her motivation is simple: Because the...