| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:53 PM
The Baltimore Sun
As state and local highway crews braced for the first storm of the new year, they took comfort in the fact that their budgets have plenty of money to handle it — and more.
Mild weather has kept the region's plows idle, salt sheds...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 11:53 AM
The bridge over Little Falls on Hicks-Wilson Road on the Monkton-White Hall line will be closed on Jan. 30 so crews can repair damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee last September.
Baltimore County crews will repair deteriorated abutments that were further...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:44 AM
Last Feb. 27, Project: Prom Dress raised $4,000 to benefit the American Red Cross in Howard County. The next day, a fire swept through an apartment complex in Columbia and, just like that, the funds were completely spent on the four families displaced...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A bit of good news - the vast, grassy Susquehanna Flats apparently weathered Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in good shape.
Scientists conducting their annual checkup of the bay's underwater grasses found the lush bed at the mouth of the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 12:44 PM
Scientists say the huge sediment plume that lumbered down Chesapeake Bay following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee didn’t cause the widespread damage they feared.
The Susquehanna Flats, a circular area where the Susquehanna River meets the...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The combined fury of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee may have drowned much of the region's stink bug population, but scientists are still hesitant to say that homeowners will see fewer of them when the weather warms.
Scientists say something...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:48 AM
Today's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 52 degrees. It is expected to be partly cloudy tonight, with a low temperature around 37 degrees.
Check our updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:40 AM
Fewer oysters died from shellfish diseases in Maryland waters last year than at any time in more than 25 years, state officials report, despite late-summer storms that wiped out bivalves in some upper Chesapeake Bay spots.
A fall survey of oyster bars ...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:10 AM
Trees are losing ground to pavement in many U.S. cities, Baltimore included, according to a new federal study.
Tree cover in urban areas is declining at a rate of about 4 million trees per year, according to a U.S. Forest Service study published recently...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:50 PM
State lawmakers are calling for a deeper look into Baltimore Gas & Electric's response to Hurricane Irene, which left hundreds of thousands of customers without electricity — and ratepayers and public officials fuming about the utility's restoration...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 4:44 PM
A Halloween without pumpkins?
But before you race to the grocery store for canned pumpkin to mold into fall's favorite orange orb, consider this: While the soggy residents of Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont are facing a shortage of jack-...