| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:01 AM
The primary motivation among environmentalists for developing wind energy is legitimate concern about the effects of climate change. Wind is alleged to provide important relief from the emission of carbon dioxide from electricity production. But without...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Not long after President Barack Obama promised to fight climate change in his inaugural address, temperatures soared to 70 last week in Baltimore — in late January. Our weather continues to be unrecognizable. Last summer was the hottest ever...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:09 AM
When President Barack Obama addresses the nation Monday in his second inaugural address, he will have an opportunity to lay out a broad and ambitious agenda for his next four years in office. But how much of it he will actually be able to accomplish may...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last December, an American milestone passed virtually unnoticed. Forty years earlier, Harrison Schmitt became the 12th and last person to walk on the moon. Mr. Schmitt and the 11 men who preceded him — beginning with Neil Armstrong in 1969 —...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:33 PM
President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it.
Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
In what might have been President Barack Obama's most progressive speech, his second inaugural address Monday marked a distinct change from the so-called New Democrat ideology of pragmatism and compromise to a full embrace of the principles that once...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:58 PM
As much as this week's bone-chilling temperatures might offer "cold" comfort to those who deny its existence, the threat of climate change earned a prominent spot in President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Monday. That was welcome, if overdue, given...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:10 PM
A confident Gov. Martin O'Malley kicked off Tuesday his latest effort to promote offshore wind energy in Maryland, telling a supportive State House crowd that enough senators had signed onto his bill this time to get it through the chamber that's thwarted...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:54 AM
For too long, many environmentalists have been ambivalent about nuclear energy. It conjures fears: meltdowns, cancers, Chernobyl, Fukushima, overtones of nuclear bombs.
Yet, we also know that nuclear power provides 70 percent of all the greenhouse gas-...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Here's a question for a snowy day in spring: Will Marylanders, and Baltimoreans in particular, ever grow so accustomed to snow that they stop worrying so much about it?
Could climate change do enough crazy things to the atmosphere to bring us more...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A review of 12,000 papers on climate change in the May 15 issue of "Environmental Research Letters," found that 97 percent of scientists attribute climate change to human activities. Although we're unlikely to reverse climate change, we can mitigate its...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Declaring that Maryland's coastal areas are increasingly at risk from a rising sea level, Gov. Martin O'Malley has ordered state agencies to weigh the growing risks of flooding in deciding where and how to construct state buildings.