| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:13 AM
State biologists have found "concentrated pockets" of dead oysters in the upper Chesapeake Bay, which they blame on a record-high influx of fresh water into the estuary this year. But the die-off appears so far to be limited to two areas north of the...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 10:48 AM
It turns out the Harford County government has met the Federal Emergency Management Agency's threshold of $800,851.02 spent in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee to qualify for federal disaster aid.
It's an odd number, but no one ever said federal...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 1:46 PM
On a hot summer day, it's hard to see how the Conowingo Dam could hurt the Chesapeake Bay. Anglers line the shore below the 94-foot high impoundment, casting out into the gently roiling Susquehanna River for rockfish breaking the water.
Yet unseen, on...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 3:40 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's water quality has taken a turn for the better, state officials report, as the oxygen-starved 'dead zone' where fish, crabs and shellfish struggle to breathe has shrunk to its second smallest since 1985.
Water samples taken in early...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Enalee E. Bounds has been running Ellicott's Country Store on Main Street in historic Ellicott City for 50 years, telling customer after customer that they have stepped into a house that could be the oldest "duplex" in the country — built in the...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Tropical Storm Isaac, expected to make landfall Tuesday, could bring powerful winds, heavy rain and a storm surge of 6 to 12 feet, forecasters predict. Michael Lowry, a meteorologist with the storm surge group at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, ...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Now it's official: A report released today (8/30) finds the Conowingo Dam is losing its ability to prevent pollution from reaching the Chesapeake Bay.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the reservoirs behind Conowingo and other dams on the lower...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:04 AM
The remnants of Isaac are still causing heavy rainfall in our area and flash flood warnings have been issued.
The Red Crossoffers the following flood safety tips:
- People should listen to weather reports for updates and stay alert for extended...
| Sep 5, 2012
A year ago Friday, remnants from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee caused major flooding in our area. One Middletown neighborhood one of the hardest areas hit in day two of the flooding.
Tina Crumlich and her family watched as water took over...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:39 AM
From the Sun's archives: This time last year remnants of Tropical Storm Lee were playing havoc with the Orioles and Yankees. Both teams were getting water logged.
The Orioles had started a three-game series at Yankee stadium on a steamy Sept. 5, losing...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:09 PM
State officials are investigating what killed thousands of fish in Marley and Furnace creeks in northern Anne Arundel County, but suspect they suffocated after an algae bloom sucked the oxygen out of the water, a Maryland Department of the Environment...