Despite a ban on fracking within Maryland, Dominion Energy's new Cove Point liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County has made the state a player in the global LNG market — with U.S. shale gas leaving through Maryland and arriving in countries all across the globe.
In Alaska, there is no end to the adventure and excitement, from railroads to history, museums, art and cultural events, the heritage of the indigenous people, wildlife, mountains, ice, snow, and sea. All presented with an unpretentious sophistication.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has recruited the architect of predictive policing in Los Angeles and Chicago. “His work has greatly changed how things are done in Chicago, and the early signs are encouraging."
Advocates for immigrants say they will ask Congress to grant permanent residence to the nearly 60,000 Haitians who are living in the United States under temporary protection that the Trump administration announced will expire in July 2019.
The Trump administration’s recent decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguans living in the country for nearly two decades has made life uncomfortable for some 20,000 Salvadorans living in Maryland under the same status.
Now that Donald Trump has assumed office, much of the world's attention is on how the U.S. role will change in terms of engagement in conflicts and crises abroad. Indications are that the Trump administration will be much less interested in offering the largesse of the U.S. to assist those in need, just as worldwide need continues to rise.
Environment Secretary Benjamin Grumbles referred to Maryland's proposed fracking regulations as the "platinum standard" compared to other states. But these regulations are wholly inadequate and, if anything, speak to the lax standards elsewhere. As is often said, the devil is in the details. Here are some of the details that should be of concern to all residents.
Ongoing conflicts in other regions, including the recent invasion of Mosul, and the U.S. presidential campaign have dominated the news, leaving updates on the worsening situation in Haiti to trickle out when they can. With Haiti only 700 miles off the shores of the United States, it is very much our neighbor, and as such deserves much more attention from us.
Johns Hopkins Civil Engineering professor Judith Mitrani-Reiser has developed a worldwide reputation for using "holistic engineering" to help communities around the world improve their resilience to natural disasters.
The earthquake that rattled Millersville and Crownsville in Anne Arundel County late Saturday occurred in bedrock nearly 7 miles down and its light shaking likely spread farther than it would have elsewhere because it traveled upward and outward through Maryland's sandy coastal plain.
Baltimore aid groups, including Catholic Relief Services and Lutheran World Relief, had sent people and supplies to Nepal to help the country recover and have already reached about 30,000 people. But with monsoon rains expected in a few weeks, workers say they are now assessing how the new quake will affect their attempts to get people to shelter.
The Orioles' TV play-by-play man, in San Francisco to call the World Series for MLB's international TV broadcasts, said he gets chilling memories of that day every time he walks around the city's downtown area.
Maryland emergency management officials are holding a statewide earthquake drill Thursday, reminding residents they should be prepared for temblors like the one that shook the East Coast in August 2011.
The explosion after a freight train derailed near an industrial area in Baltimore County was felt as far away as southern Anne Arundel County, and frightened employees and neighbors nearby as huge clouds of black smoke filled the sky.
By By Andrea Siegel, Jon Meoli and Alison Knezevich and Baltimore Sun Media Group