| 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...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces,...
| 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 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...
| 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 15, 2015
| 8:03 PM
At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a "safe operating space" for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:31 PM
The debate over wood-burning fire pits on the seashore is being rekindled in Newport Beach, where city leaders are considering again allowing the popular oceanfront bonfires at some beaches.
If the Newport Beach City Council approves plans Tuesday...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:00 AM
To reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, California legislators passed an innovative law in 1992 to encourage solo commuters to get out of their cars and bike, carpool or take public transit to work.
The measure, by then-Assemblyman Richard...
| Jan 15, 2015
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Veteran midwife Donna Young prides herself on delivering healthy babies. In 20 years, she has coached hundreds of pregnant women in this energy boomtown.
She calls them her girls.
When one mother delivered a stillborn infant in May 2013 — Young'...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:28 PM
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County wants to import trash for the purpose of burning it in its incinerator. They argue that outside vendors should be permitted to pay less than county residents.
Our group opposes the importation of trash into...