| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Fracking on a large scale may be coming soon to California as oilmen converge on the Monterey Shale, a formation that could hold 15 billion barrels' worth of oil. At $100 a barrel, that's … a lot of money.
Money is the real subject of Gregory...
| Nov 12, 2013
Although the U.S. consumes far more oil than any other country, Bloomberg News is reporting some good news; we're on track to energy self-sufficiency. According to the news agency, the U.S. could become the world's top oil producer by 2015,......
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Britain's Guardian newspaper reported recently that the construction of many new fossil fuel-burning power plants may prevent the world from keeping global temperature increases at a safe level.
A manageable temperature rise is thought by many scientists...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 7:16 AM
As the mortgage crisis continues to inundate the market with distressed properties, today's house hunter has no shortage of cheap, foreclosed homes to pick through. Despite all those deals in the previously-owned home market, consumers shouldn't...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 11:55 AM
An optimist might want to raise a glass as 2011 winds down. U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by New Year's Eve. The global AIDS pandemic is ebbing. And the U.S. unemployment rate dropped by nearly half a percent in November.
But an optimist would have to...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
While many have long seen America as the global bad boy, everybody likes Canada. If Uncle Sam tucks his pack of Marlboros under his T-shirt sleeve and plays by his own rules, the Canadian moose -- or whatever their Uncle Sam equivalent is -- always...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:55 AM
With Harford County Council Bill 11-51 enacted into law, any new one- and two-family dwellings will now have to be built with automatic residential fire sprinkler systems.
The bill was an update to its building and mechanical codes to the applicable 2012...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Iraq could overtake Russia as the world’s second-largest oil supplier behind Saudi Arabia by the 2030s, nearly tripling its current output, according to a report from the International Energy Agency.
In what the Paris-based group calls a “...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:10 PM
This post has been corrected. See below for details.
The U.S. will become the world’s top producer of oil within five years, a net exporter of the fuel around 2030 and nearly self-sufficient in energy by 2035, according to a new report from the...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:16 AM
With Harford County Council Bill 11-51 having been enacted into law, Harford County has completed the legislative process of updating its building and mechanical codes to the applicable 2012 International Codes, commonly called I-Codes, prior to the...