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Global Change

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  • Lighting the way on climate change

    Lighting the way on climate change
    The regulations released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon emissions from new power plants are so clearly necessary — and have been in the works for years — that it's difficult to even think of them as...
  • Forecast for super storms gets mildly better

     Forecast for super storms gets mildly better
    Growing up in the suburbs of New York, I saw firsthand the emotional and physical damage that extreme weather events can cause, and I can still feel the sting of Super Storm Sandy occurring less than a year ago. I was so excited to finally hear some...
  • We must tackle climate change

    We must tackle climate change
    Climate change is a looming problem that will affect developed and developing countries. Developed nations have historically — and primarily — contributed to this problem, despite the fact that developing nations will be disproportionately...
  • WBAL needs to tell the truth about climate change

    Having lived in Baltimore for two decades, I've noticed an increased intensity of the storms we've had in just the last few years. From Hurricane Sandy to last summer's derecho, extreme weather is causing huge power outages and putting peoples' lives...
  • Smith Island denial

    Smith Island denial
    Even the most jaded observer must acknowledge there's something admirable about the desire of so many living on Smith Island to see their community survive and prosper. Residents of this marshy (and shrinking in both population and real estate)...
  • Smith Islanders should direct ire at Washington

    Smith Islanders should direct ire at Washington
    Tim Wheeler's report on the future of Smith Island and the state's idea to buy residents out so they may relocate tells a heartbreaking story of people whose attachment to the island goes back many years, 400 years in some cases ("Smith Islanders debating...
  • Take a hike, Keystone pipeline

    Take a hike, Keystone pipeline
    I'm walking from Camp David to the White House starting Friday — 100 miles in the July heat. I'm doing this to honor the 19 firefighters who died fighting a wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., on June 30. These men died particularly horrifying deaths...
  • Most Marylanders see climate change harming health

    Most Marylanders see climate change harming health
    Most Marylanders say people in the United States are already being harmed by climate change, a new poll finds. In a statewide mail survey of 2,100 households, the poll by George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication found that 52...
  • Climate change is hazardous to your health

    Thanks for Tim Wheeler's report that Marylanders understand some of the connections between climate change and human health ("Most Marylanders see climate change harming health," July 17). Last week during a lengthy heat wave, a Massachusetts postman...
  • It's not too late to act on climate change

    It's not too late to act on climate change
    Climate change is real. The stakes are high and the time is short. In Maryland, we just have to think about last week's sweltering weather to get a look into our future. In 50 years, it could be a rare summer day when temperatures in Maryland do not reach...
  • O'Malley crafts stricter plan to fight climate change

    O'Malley crafts stricter plan to fight climate change
    The O'Malley administration's aggressive new plan to fight climate change calls for Maryland residents to further cut their energy use or face higher monthly utility bills. The plan, to be released Thursday by Gov. Martin O'Malley, also requires that...
  • Swelter much? Time to act on climate change

    Swelter much? Time to act on climate change
    We are in the midst of another sweltering heat wave in the East with temperatures soaring in the mid-to-upper-90's and the heat index approaching 110 degrees. Alarming as these heat waves may be, they are projected to become the norm in the coming decades...