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  • Today's air unhealthy for everyone

     
    Planning to head out for a jog today? Better skip it. Air pollution levels in the Baltimore region Monday are forecast to reach levels considered unhealthy for everyone, not just vulnerable groups such as children, ther elderly and the sick.The......
  • EPA To Reduce Sulfur in Gasoline by 2017

     
    The EPA will finalize a rule that should reduce sulfur in vehicles by two-thirds beginning in 2017. The Detroit News reports the move should ultimately decrease smog-causing gases by 80 percent because the bulk of smog-forming emissions are created...
  • Shedding some light on anthrax

    Anthrax has been identified as a disease in animals and humans for centuries, and its use as a biological weapon has been studied for 80 years. Still, most people know little about it. The following questions and answers were compiled from information...
  • Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

    Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change
    In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice...
  • Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?

    Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?
    It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...
  • Newton: Can Garcetti calm the waters?

    Newton: Can Garcetti calm the waters?
    After a campaign of smart politics but small ideas, Eric Garcetti is poised to take the office that he won last month. As he does, here's an item worthy of his agenda: Make peace with the Owens Valley. Residents of the Owens Valley rely heavily on Los...
  • Newton: Owens Valley dust-up

     Newton: Owens Valley dust-up
    Los Angeles owes an old debt to the Owens Valley. It was there, a century ago, that representatives of this ambitious city quietly bought up water rights from unsuspecting farmers and then diverted the Owens River into a newly built aqueduct that...
  • Environment loses with Ehrlich

    BREAKING NEWS, exclusively from On the Bay: Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announces he's appointing a professional environmentalist with strong ties to Greenpeace to head his Department of Business and Economic Development. Never mind that DBED's...
  • Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes

    Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes
    Is your home making you sick? A lot of people think so. Or at least they're worried about that possibility, according to researchers at Harvard University, who say that 1 in 4 homeowners express some level of concern that an aspect of their homes is...
  • The allergy mystery

    The allergy mystery
    House dust mites, those microscopic insects we unwittingly sleep with every night, are among the few known causes of asthma and allergic symptoms. But pesky mites alone can't explain why the prevalence of childhood allergies has risen worldwide over...
  • What Steel City can teach Charm City

    What Steel City can teach Charm City
    I never thought I'd hear a Baltimorean say such a thing. Last week, while reporting on the Rawlings-Blake administration's 10-year financial plan, I spoke with the mayor's press secretary, Ian Brennan. We covered a lot of ground in our hourlong phone...