Analysts are projecting the most expensive July 4th holiday weekend for motorists since 2008, attributing much of the rise to a surge of violence in Iraq. Gas in Maryland Monday averaged $3.69 per gallon, three cents more than the national average of $3.66, according to AAA, which tracks transactions throughout the state.
Air quality has improved a lot in Maryland and nationwide over the past 15 years, according to a new report by the American Lung Association. But summertime smog levels in Harford and Prince George's counties are still among the worst in the country, the group found.
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of an effort to address greenhouse gas pollution administratively rather than waiting on Congress.
All four of my grandparents were born on the hardscrabble terrain of Ikaria between 1890 and 1895, before landing at Ellis Island. A hot-button question echoed through its craggy, ancient cliffs, silent valleys and sky-blue surf: Why are so many residents living to 95, 98, even 102?
Aiming to boost the fledgling market for plug-in vehicles, Maryland and seven other states pledged Thursday to use their governments' tax and spending powers to get 3.3 million "zero-emission" cars, trucks and vans on the road in the next dozen years.
This year, Chip and Monica Gribben's house on Holger Court in Laurel is one of more than 50 solar and green homes — including six in the Laurel area — featured on the annual Washington Metropolitan Area Tour of Solar Homes. The homes will be open this weekend, Oct. 5 and 6, to homeowners interested in taking the solar route themselves.
As Graul's Market lobbies publicly for a store in the Rotunda, another finalist is also eager to succeed Giant Food as the mall's grocer. Scott Nash, founder of the 10-store regional chain MOMS Organic Markets, said mall redeveloper Hekemian & Co. is considering him as a potential tenant.
American Honda Motor Co., in a partnership with SolarCity, a California-based residential and commercial installer, is offering customers discounts to put photovoltaic panels on their homes at little or no upfront cost.