| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland has agreed to pay a total of $2.2 million in penalties and fix long-standing pollution problems at the landfills in Southern Maryland and Montgomery County where it disposes of the ash from those...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:56 PM
This letter was sent to the head of the Maryland Department of Environment and a similar one was sent to the head of the Department of Natural Resources. A copy was provided for publication.
In August, the U.S. Geological Survey published a report...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers have lost 44 percent of their underwater grasses over the past three years, scientists reported Thursday, reducing vital habitat for crabs and fish to a level not seen in nearly three decades.
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Before it became "The Wall That Ate Some Cars," it was just a stone wall on Mulligans Hill Lane, bracing a 20-foot-high embankment — stalwart as the steep hills that give Ellicott City's historic district much of its character.
Then in early...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:18 AM
Why does the Chesapeake Bay Foundation refuse to take seriously the threat posed by the Conowingo Dam's inability to hold back Susquehanna River pollution? With respect to the effect of Susquehanna River pollutants, the bay foundation has taken an...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:53 PM
The Lawnton Fire Company in Dauphin County has started a drive for fellow firefighters in New York affected by Hurricane Sandy.
"Last year at this time, we were recovering from our own floods and our own disaster. When this struck some fellow...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Baltimore's ailing harbor remains fouled by trash and pollution that make it largely unfit for swimming, but cleanup efforts are starting to pick up steam, according to the latest report card on the urban water body's health.
The Waterfront Partnership,...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:20 AM
People up and down the east coast are preparing for Hurricane Sandy. The major storm is churning through the Caribbean and is expected to make its way up the coast before turning back inland and finding its way to Central Pennsylvania.
It's hard to...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:01 PM
Predictions for the hybrid storm bearing down on the Northeast keep worsening and the tone of the coverage is growing ever more strident, so it's no wonder the phone at Ice Cream World has been ringing off the hook.
No one's looking to stock up on ice...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:25 AM
The York County Commissioners, in coordination with the Office of Emergency Management, are urging residents to take steps now to prepare for Hurricane Sandy.
Forecasters are predicting the storm could affect York County for several days, beginning on...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Many people throughout Central Pennsylvania remember Tropical Storm Lee. Many spent days cleaning, pumping and drying out their basements, so talk of Sandy is not being taken lightly. "I had some water in the basement last year during the storm. The drain...