| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Howard County boasts a wealth of nonprofits serving a wide array of needs.
Some of the organizations are assisting people in crisis, others are providing specialized services for underserved demographic groups, and many are offering educational...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 5:45 AM
New research indicates that rising sea level from climate change will roughly double the risks of storm-related flooding in coastal communities in Maryland and nationwide.
Scientists with Climate Central, an independent nonprofit journalism and...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Hurricane season may still be months away, but the threat of flooding is already on the rise in Maryland, as documented by the latest reports on climate change released this week. Rising sea levels have raised the risk of coastal flooding, particularly...
| Mar 16, 2012
Sunday, March 18
Environmental education A youth-focused Earth Forum will be held from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle in Columbia. The forum is to draw attention to the ways local...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Just as they do every April, the fruit orchards at Larriland Farm have donned their spring finery.
The plum trees at the pick-your-own place in western Howard County sport brilliant white blossoms, while the peach trees are decked out in bright pink....
| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:45 PM
The Sun's excellent editorial on climate change and its dangers ("Warming: Storm damage ahead," March 14) was so wide-ranging and "national" that it rather skimmed over what Marylanders are aiming for right now in the way of "just… reducing harmful...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 12:53 PM
My wife loves what the guys on the defunct Don and Mike Show used to refer to as cable radio, that being what everyone else refers to as satellite radio. Cable radio, however, was a slight to the whole satellite radio industry that I found amusing.
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Many recent op-eds in The Sun have discussed Gov.Martin O'Malley's wind bill. To those concerned about the cost of wind energy, I would observe that doing nothing might prove even more expensive in the long run. While installing the wind turbines may...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:50 PM
With gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon this summer, everyone who drives can appreciate the beauty of vehicles designed to go twice as far on a tank of fuel than today's models — including the people who build cars. Some ideas simply make too...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Maryland's state treasurer, Nancy Kopp, has duties that include supervising more than $36 billion in investments for the pension fund covering state employees and teachers. It's her business to protect and grow that portfolio for years to come, and that...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Whether or not they accept the scientific evidence that climate change is man-made, Maryland businesses and families with electric lights know that climate change has already had a dire economic impact on our region.
Unprecedented weather extremes have...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Sea levels are rising faster along the Atlantic coast - including in the Chesapeake Bay - than elsewhere around the world, and the increase appears to be accelerating, according to federal scientists.
In a paper published online in Nature Climate Change,...