| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:48 AM
It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:22 PM
Visitors to the Big Island who suffer chronic respiratory problems are being urged to take common-sense precautions because of air pollution caused by volcanic activity.
Conditions are right for increasing particulate levels over southern and eastern...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:32 AM
Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.
Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:16 PM
Scribblings on the walls of buildings and dwellings are being targeted for expulsion by Emmaus Borough Council.
Council members discussed an ordinance Tuesday aimed at curtailing graffiti within the borough before the problem becomes widespread.
| Feb 17, 2015
| 8:25 PM
Dozens of ships backed up off the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in recent days, unable to unload cargo because of a protracted labor dispute. Work resumed at the ports Tuesday, but the slowdown in shipping traffic raised concerns that emissions from...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:00 AM
As closing time approaches, the 20-story wholesale clothing emporium called Shiji Tianhe Market is madness. All day, local bargain hunters and retailers from outside Beijing have been sifting through apparel varying from faux fur coats to the latest...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:00 PM
I am a 79-year-old retired assistant superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools and a former resident of Dundalk. I lived and worked in the Dundalk area for over 50 years. Though I am retired, I was active in Dundalk leading community projects...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Two days ago, I was watching an adorable young girl running on the playground in Baltimore chasing her father and trying to catch him. Eventually, she plopped down near me and we started chatting. After asking her if she had caught her father, she said...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Recently, The Baltimore Sun reported that Gov. Larry Hogan "[hit] the pause button" on a number of pending regulations initiated by Gov. Martin O'Malley ("Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations," Jan. 21). One of these...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:14 AM
A team of researchers at MIT has come up with a scientific explanation for that earthy smell in the air after a light rain.
Basically, when rain hits a porous surface such as soil, tiny air bubbles are trapped and then shoot back up and burst in a...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:44 PM
In one of his first acts after taking office Wednesday, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew a handful of regulations proposed in the final weeks of the previous Democratic administration.
One hotly contested proposal would have curbed Eastern Shore...