| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Twenty years ago, I interviewed Frank Nutter, then and now president of the Reinsurance Assn. of America, on the threat climate change posed to the $2-trillion-plus global property and casualty insurance industry.
"It is clear," he said back then, "that...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 12:50 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina avoided major damage from Hurricane Arthur, Gov. Pat McCrory said Friday morning, and conditions up and down the coast are improving but flooding and about 44,000 power outages still afflict an area that usually has one of its...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Q: Why has there never been a guide rail erected at the hard curve on Schantz Road at the Schantz Spring reservoir to protect the spillway from wayward vehicles? PennDOT rumble-stripped the center line last year, but no guide rail. Also, repeated runoff...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:29 PM
When 12-year-old Leilani Hines wanted to fly away to Neverland, she just had to close her eyes, point her toes, curve one arm above her head, and picture herself springing above the ground in the ballet move known as a grand jete.
In her imagination,...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:08 PM
The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she's in a race against time to protect one...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:55 PM
There will be no more wedding receptions, birthday dinners or high school reunions at Snyder's Willow Grove.
For 77 years, the Linthicum Heights restaurant and banquet hall hosted countless family and community celebrations and special dinners. But...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:23 AM
Cook and Lake counties are under a flood warning this morning following storms that swamped some northern suburbs with up to 4 inches of rain and forced the closing of schools in Lake Bluff.
The flood warning was issued after reports of "significant...
| May 12, 2014
Jo Benjamin has spent most of her adult life in a two-story home on Big Bend Drive along the banks of the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines.
"It's just beautiful here. It really is," said the 67-year-old mother of three and grandmother of eight. "It's...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:30 PM
When Hurricane Isabel struck Hampton Roads in 2003, flooding at Jamestown damaged nearly a million artifacts and submerged the remains of a 400-year-old furnace.
Jamestown Island proper and the archaeological dig at its historic fort, built by the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The sun shone and the murky, tree-shaded waters of Salt Creek were thankfully placid last Thursday morning as residents of a town home and condo association in Hinsdale celebrated news of a $2.57 million federal grant to protect it from flooding.
| May 9, 2014
| 12:20 PM
John L. Bell, a retired civil engineer who was a partner in the Baltimore engineering firm of Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, died April 28 of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 92.
The son of the Rev. John Wesley Bell, a Methodist minister, and...