| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:18 AM
A year after a massive explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15, including 12 volunteer firefighters, the city is still trying to come to grips with the disaster that has left a deep imprint on the rural town.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday.
Preliminary findings from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
We have taxed nearly every Marylander to pay for significant nutrient removal at wastewater treatment plants through the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fee, known as the flush tax, amounting to $60 per year for each household. Gov. Martin O'Malley also...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Key senators have put language in the state budget bill that would stall Maryland's efforts to limit one of the Chesapeake Bay's main pollutants, phosphorus.
The amendment by the Budget & Taxation Committee would prohibit the state from issuing new...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Consumers are interested in sustainable, humanely raised meats, but terms like organic, cage-free, and grass-fed can confuse. EN guides you through the meat labeling maze.
Grass-fed, organic, natural, free-range--such meat and poultry labeling terms...
| Mar 14, 2014
Sunday, March 16
Jazz Larry Scott & Friends take the stage at 7 p.m. for "Sunday Supper & Jazz" at 49 West St. $20 cover. For reservations and more information, call 410-626-9796.
Tuesday, March 18
Workshop The Field Crops & Pasture IPM Workshop will...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In a commentary published March 6 in The Baltimore Sun, Why is O'Malley giving poultry polluters a free ride?, the authors, both of the Food & Water Watch organization, claim that the chicken companies operating on Maryland's Eastern Shore are the "bay'...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There are many reasons investors enter the movie business. "Enticed by Charlie Sheen" isn't usually one of them.
On a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago, Joe Newcomb, a Texas entrepreneur who has made millions in the fertilizer business, accepted...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say.
Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours.
He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Outside, your garden's plants and colorful blooms are long gone while cold temperatures take over. This may not be a gardener's favorite time of the year, but it doesn't mean you have to let the winter blues get you down. In fact, I have a solution that...