| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Maryland officials pulled back a proposed regulation Monday aimed at reducing farm runoff polluting the Chesapeake Bay after chicken growers warned it could cripple the state's lucrative poultry industry if imposed now.
The state Department of...
| Sep 3, 2013
Industrialist Jean Paul Getty once compared manure to money in that both have to be "spread around." But in Maryland, we know that too much spreading of manure is costly, and the trick is to find more cost-effective ways of dealing with it.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Standing less than 2 miles from an algae-plagued Wekiwa Springs, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's top environmental officials gushed praise Wednesday for $37 million in public money set aside to jump-start restoration work at some of the state's best-known...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:52 PM
A federal judge on Friday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's right to impose a pollution "diet" for the Chesapeake Bay, rejecting a legal challenge to the restoration effort from farmers' and builders' groups.
U.S. District Judge Sylvia H....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a leading Republican candidate for governor, called Tuesday for a sweeping rollback of Maryland's environmental laws, saying measures passed by the state's leaders have failed to clean up the Chesapeake Bay....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Some 1,600 miles away from Boston, first responders in West, Texas, also put helping others above their personal safety last week. Many gave their lives doing that.
Of the more than a dozen people who died in the explosion of the West Fertilizer Co....
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Let us beat the gun-rights crowd to the punch and agree with them right here and now that firearms aren't the only dangerous devices out there in dire need of greater regulation. It seems that certain types of fireworks may need to be added to that list,...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:42 AM
As a young homeowner, now a seasoned homeowner, Kentucky 31 was the go-to tall-turf fescue grass seed to plant. I still believe in its sturdy, strong stands of grass for difficult areas. I've tried all the pricier fine fescues and find few hold up in the...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:14 PM
WEST, Texas — The two-tone brown Ford F-150 careens into the downtown parking space and out jumps Tommy Muska, a mayor on the move.
Wearing a baseball cap, green long-sleeved shirt and bluejeans, his face ruddy from a life under the central Texas...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In my reading and listening about the fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas, I have noticed a dearth of comments about the dangers faced by first responders ("Obama to honor firefighters killed in Texas fertilizer blast," April 24).
| May 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Many thanks go to Alison Prost of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for her explanation of the stormwater fee ("Beyond 'rain tax' rhetoric," May 1).
I would like to add a little historical background. When Europeans first visited the Chesapeake Bay, it...