| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON – House Republicans have summoned the leaders of 13 federal agencies to a hearing next month to examine their plans to implement a sweeping climate change agenda that President Obama outlined in a June speech.
Organized by the Energy...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Harry Blumenthal, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who became an engineer and an ardent opera fan, died Aug. 12 of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 89.
The son of shopkeepers, Harry Blumenthal was born in Limburg, Germany, and was...
| Oct 23, 2013
A little more of a sense of urgency on the part of Harford County's government is called for on the purchase of land for parks, especially in areas that already are heavily populated.
Lately, two rather high profile cases have shown the county...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population lives near a high-volume road where pollution levels are typically elevated from vehicle exhaust, a new study says.
The analysis found 60 million people living within about one-third of a mile from a busy road. In...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig wants to roll back state environmental laws that protect the Chesapeake Bay. He says it's not clear in his mind that these laws have been effective.
The facts are indisputable: our efforts to decrease...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:24 PM
When a powerful storm unleashed 2 inches of rain on Allentown over six hours last summer, that water didn't just saturate lawns, flood roads and dampen basements. It also filled storm sewers with cascading water that blew the tops off manholes along the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:35 AM
It can produce liver and nerve toxins, asthma-like symptoms, severe vomiting and diarrhea; it frequently kills pets; and in rare cases it triggers temporary blindness and even death for humans.
The potentially deadly villain is called "toxic blue-...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday appointed Francesca Grifo as the agency’s official in charge of scientific integrity.
In addition to overseeing the scientific integrity program, Grifo will chair an internal committee that...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:24 PM
The United States may be emitting 50% more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, than the federal government had previously estimated, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Though carbon dioxide from the combustion...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:23 PM
John Hanger, the former public interest lawyer turned Environmental Protection secretary, was the first Democrat out of the campaign gate, announcing in November his intention to take on Gov. Tom Corbett, the Republican incumbent, in the 2014 election....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The recent commentary, "Harbor Point environmental questions," (Dec. 2), may lead The Sun's readers to believe that additional studies are necessary before work can begin on the proposed redevelopment there. In fact, these suggested studies have nothing...