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  • Climate change's effect here: More severe weather, higher crop yields

    Climate change's effect here: More severe weather, higher crop yields
    Climate change is expected to bring more severe weather, increased crop yields and a longer Great Lakes shipping season to Illinois and the Midwest, the White House said Tuesday in its report on global warming. The report, which called out the region...
  • New Faces On The Editorial Board

    New Faces On The Editorial Board
    A quarter-century ago, The Courant was the first major metropolitan newspaper in the country to establish a visiting-member chair on its editorial board. We're once again opening our doors to visiting members, both to demystify our operations and to...
  • Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA

    Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA
    Everyone knows the story of the fish that got away. Sean O'Scannlain is hoping to avoid such a fate for his pangasius, also known as swai, tra, basa or, erroneously, imported catfish. It might be in your fish and chips or fish tacos. His opponent isn't...
  • 1929 radio weather broadcasts help pilots

     
    New $20,000 Federal Airway radio station in Glendale with one of its 128-foot towers. Hourly weather reports are broadcast to pilots and airports....
  • New center opens to help minority businesses secure contracts, tap into global markets

    New center opens to help minority businesses secure contracts, tap into global markets
    Minority-owned businesses can receive help expanding, securing contracts and accessing large supply chains through a new center that opened Friday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced. The Minority Business Development Agency at Johns Hopkins...
  • Federal cuts pinch Marylanders' income

    Federal cuts pinch Marylanders' income
    Tammy Woodard lost pay and paid time off last year to federal budget tightening, which meant she had to tighten her family's budget — and continues to do so now in fear of future cuts. For the Aberdeen Proving Ground employee, it is a personal hit....
  • O.C. tollway cancels studies for controversial extension

    O.C. tollway cancels studies for controversial extension
    Orange County's largest tollway operation announced Tuesday that it has canceled environmental studies for a controversial extension project that was widely criticized and ultimately rejected by the California Coastal Commission in 2008. The...
  • Indians in Silicon Valley bursting with pride over new Microsoft CEO

    Since it became apparent last week that Satya Nadella was in line to become only the third chief executive of Microsoft, the Indian community in Silicon Valley has been bubbling over with pride. That his ascension would generate such excitement might...
  • Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says

    Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland gained 8,900 jobs in November, the federal government estimated Friday — a decidedly up month in an up-and-down year held back by Washington budget cuts. Better job growth after a difficult few months pushed the state's unemployment rate...
  • Ingenuity on display

    Ingenuity on display
    An elective class at Thurston Middle School allows students to build a model robot with wheels. Instructor Kelly Skon guides seventh- and eighth-graders in a class called STEAM, an inaugural course that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art...
  • $520,000 grant awarded to spur biotechnology job creation in Md.

    $520,000 grant awarded to spur biotechnology job creation in Md.
    Two Baltimore nonprofits received a $520,000 federal grant for a program to help create jobs in medical research and biotechnology. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and nonprofit BioHealth Innovation Inc. are establishing what is known as a...