| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:21 PM
State regulators gave the final go-ahead Tuesday to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative to start building a new $675 million power plant in Cecil County.
The new Wildcat Point Generation Facility, fueled by natural gas, will help Old Dominion meet the...
| Apr 9, 2014
Birds and herbs in April
Two programs this month at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden offer birding information for kids and herb garden maintenance for adults. The programs are free, but a $5 donation is suggested by the garden. For more information,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 2:24 PM
As a young surveyor and before serving as our country's first president, George Washington developed the ability to measure up a landscape and to take advantage of its natural features. He also had an eye for spatial awareness. Washington learned by...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Things get small — really small — in this week’s episode of "Cosmos," which tackles the unseen universe at the atomic scale, from the teeming ecosystem inside a single dewdrop and the intricate machinery inside a plant’s cells,...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:37 AM
The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) currently has an opportunity to ensure that Maryland consumers are not on the hook to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidized electricity that will be generated at Competitive Power Ventures'...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Inside a building at the old San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, where storage casks were once manufactured to hold spent nuclear fuel, Dave Althaus looked adoringly at a large piece of equipment once used to cut metal.
"That's a beautiful machine,"...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I can't stop smiling.
I'm walking in Monet's famous gardens at Giverny (http://giverny.org/gardens/fcm/visitgb.htm) on a sunny day, gardens with nearly 100,000 plants and a riot of colorful flowers, not to mention the famous lily pads immortalized in...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Workers at Sparrows Point imploded one of the buildings at the closed steel plant Friday, causing a loud boom that was heard in nearby Dundalk, Baltimore County Police said.
MCM Industrial Services conducted a controlled demolition of the Basic Oxygen...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Washington state accused the federal government Monday of missing crucial legal deadlines to clean up 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste at the former Hanford nuclear weapons site in southeastern Washington, demanding a new set of schedules by...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Rising sea levels and more severe weather may be the two effects of climate change that have gotten the most press, but as the latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear, the impact will be far more widespread and...