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  • Gov. Brown lauds bullet train project at groundbreaking ceremony

    Gov. Brown lauds bullet train project at groundbreaking ceremony
    On a vacant lot in a depressed industrial area of Fresno, Gov. Jerry Brown and other California leaders on Tuesday marked the beginning of construction of the nation's first bullet train and one of its most ambitious public works projects ever....
  • Trash cleanup ordered for Baltimore harbor, streams

    Trash cleanup ordered for Baltimore harbor, streams
    The abundant trash littering Baltimore area streams and the harbor will have to be cleaned up under new pollution limits set by federal and state regulators, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. The city and Baltimore County would be...
  • Hogan to name additional members of Cabinet

    Hogan to name additional members of Cabinet
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will name additional members of his Cabinet this week as he continues to lay the groundwork for taking over the State House Jan. 21. Hogan was slated to hold a press conference Tuesday in Annapolis, but canceled the event due to...
  • BPA and 'BPA-free' alternative linked to fetal brain changes

    BPA and 'BPA-free' alternative linked to fetal brain changes
    Fetal exposure to Bisphenol A, as well as to the widely marketed alternative Bisphenol S, may cause "real and measurable" changes in the development of a brain region that plays a key role in fear, impulse-control, obesity and early puberty. Canadian...
  • Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, gets official pack status; first for western Oregon

    Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, is now officially the leader of his own pack. State and federal wildlife agencies said Wednesday they have designated OR-7, his mate and their pups the Rogue Pack, for their location in the Rogue River drainage in...
  • US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half through regulations on gas, oil production

    The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production. A broad, preliminary plan — expected to be unveiled this week —...
  • Plug-in vehicles outpacing hybrids in market acceptance

     Plug-in vehicles outpacing hybrids in market acceptance
    A long time ago, in an auto world far far away, two vehicles got plugged into the automotive marketplace. It is December 2010, and the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle joins the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in a front that would forever change the automotive...
  • Park Ridge rejects flood control project

    Park Ridge rejects flood control project
    A $48.7 million flood control plan proposed for the neighborhood near the Park Ridge Country Club is all but dead after aldermen overwhelmingly rejected its kickoff contract. Meeting as its informal committee-of-the-whole, the Park Ridge City Council...
  • The agenda

    The agenda
    Maryland's 188 legislators will be sworn in tomorrow at the start of the General Assembly's 435th session, but the most important figure in Annapolis, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, won't join them until his inauguration a week later. This will be the third time...
  • Restoration work approved for Mead Grove

    Restoration work approved for Mead Grove
    The City Commission has approved two grant agreements funding improvements at the Mead Grove wetlands area, clearing the way for a restoration of Lake Lillian. On Monday, the commission approved use of a $400,000 grant from the Florida Department of...
  • Farmers in dry California decry refusal of US Supreme Court to hear appeals on protected fish

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider appeals by Central Valley farmers and California water districts that want to pump more water from a delta that serves as the only home of a tiny, threatened fish. The decision lets stand a 2008 U.S. Fish...