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  • O'Malley proposes funding fracking study

    O'Malley proposes funding fracking study
    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,...
  • Passing snowfall drops up to 3 inches; a dusting for Baltimore

    Passing snowfall drops up to 3 inches; a dusting for Baltimore
    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...
  • 'Light snow event' expectations lowered slightly

    'Light snow event' expectations lowered slightly
    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...
  • Western Md. bracing for blizzard; frigid winds to reach Baltimore

    Western Md. bracing for blizzard; frigid winds to reach Baltimore
    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...
  • High wind watch issued across Central Maryland; BGE warns of outages

    High wind watch issued across Central Maryland; BGE warns of outages
    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...
  • Violent weather system could spawn blizzard in Western Md., damaging winds in Baltimore

    Violent weather system could spawn blizzard in Western Md., damaging winds in Baltimore
    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...
  • Weather hazards threaten to complicate holiday travel

    Weather hazards threaten to complicate holiday travel
    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...
  • Wednesday forecast: Winter weather advisory in effect

    Wednesday forecast: Winter weather advisory in effect
    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...
  • Environmental activists rally for fracking conference

    Environmental activists rally for fracking conference
    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...
  • Ski resorts see promising winter season

    Ski resorts see promising winter season
    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'...
  • Maryland's state parks help drive local economies

    Maryland's state parks help drive local economies
    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...
  • Fracking opposition goes too far

    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...