| Oct 27, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Pennsylvania remained in Hurricane Sandy's crosshairs Sunday, with forecasters predicting a one-two punch of wind and rain to start hitting the Lehigh Valley late tonight.
Although a degree of uncertainty remains about the storm's precise path, there...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 8:14 PM
After almost a week of ominous forecasts, the weather system born of a giant hurricane, a winter storm and an arctic air mass is upon us. And it's not going anywhere fast.
Across the Lehigh Valley, residents and government officials worked through the...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 4:15 PM
• Baltimore County Police are monitoring the bridge carrying Belair Road over the Gunpowder River, north of Perry Hall and south of Kingsville, as the bridge's culverts have been jammed with large amounts of debris. The Maryland Emergency...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:35 AM
The local impact of Hurricane Sandy became more catastrophic for the Lehigh Valley with the deaths of two more people, bringing the region's death toll to four as of Wednesday morning.
A Lower Macungie Township woman died from the fumes from a portable...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:56 PM
As J.C. Barbely looked at Assateague Island in his rearview mirror Saturday night, he was pretty sure his seaside home away from home wouldn't escape Sandy's fury. But Wednesday morning, the assistant manager of the Maryland Park Service's biggest money-...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 5:55 AM
After a spate of bad news about the Chesapeake Bay's health, here's an uptick: the "dead zone" that forms every spring is smaller than average so far this year.
Water sampling done in early June by the Department of Natural Resources found dissolved...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The "dead zone" that forms every spring in the Chesapeake Bay is smaller than average so far this year, state officials report.
Water sampling done in early June by the Department of Natural Resources found dissolved oxygen levels too low to be...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:27 PM
There were no tornado warnings last Friday night, when I muted the Nationals game around 11 p.m. I listened intently through my living-room window. A train, I thought. Definitely a train.
I should have known better. The warnings have been building for...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 2:54 PM
There's a new champion in Baltimore. Not a sports team, a tree. Tucked amid a clump of loblolly pines in Druid Hill Park stands Maryland's largest striped maple.
Acer pensylvanicum, as scientists know it, looks striking in winter, when its bare...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Just as they do every April, the fruit orchards at Larriland Farm have donned their spring finery.
The plum trees at the pick-your-own place in western Howard County sport brilliant white blossoms, while the peach trees are decked out in bright pink....
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The protective underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay have dropped to their lowest levels since 2006, according to the latest report from Maryland and Virginia scientists.
The scientists from the Chesapeake Bay Program, a regional partnership, view the...