| Sep 12, 2011
| 1:06 PM
A Virginia Institute of Marine Science professor is among a nationwide team of scientists that received $12 million to study how the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has affected marine life.
Professor Robert J. Diaz will use his share of the money — $190,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In his speech before the Newspapers Association of America/American Society of News Editors Wednesday, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused the president of changing positions to get re-elected.
For instance, Mr. Romney charged that, "As...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Halliburton Co., one of the world’s largest oil services businesses, pulled in record revenue in North America as the energy industry shied from natural gas production and boosted oil field exploration instead.
The Houston firm’s revenue in...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 6:37 PM
| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:32 AM
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, again asked the Obama administration to open the state’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration.
In a letter Friday to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, the pair said that...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:30 AM
I was pleased to learn that President Obama's new deficit plan includes ending $41 billion in subsidies to Big Oil ("Federal workers groups, contractors opposed Obama debt plan," Sept. 19). This is good news for America and good news for Maryland...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City's strategy to spend millions on outside lawyers to avoid liability for lead paint poisoning its tenants suffered, and then to refuse to pay judgments in the cases it loses, is an utter disgrace. The fact that a...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 2:55 PM
It’s not exactly Occupy Wall Street, but…
Several organizations organized protests to coincide Gov. Bob McDonnell’s second annual energy conference in Richmond.
Members of the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club walked outside the...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:00 AM
They are whimsical symbols of the beach, appearing on key chains, murals, logos and postcards. They form inseparable, monogamous couples. And they are hauled from the sea in nets, ground into powder for traditional Chinese medicine and dried for sale in...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 8:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Mark and Glenda Dodd of Panama City Beach, Florida, could have booked a Mexico-bound cruise out of Miami, but on Monday they stood among hundreds of other passengers lining up to board the Carnival Cruise Line ship Elation in New...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:00 PM
You can't blame Harry Shearer for feeling a twinge of regret just before the release of his latest satirical album of topical songs, "Can't Take a Hint."
"Pussy Riot and 'legitimate rape' in the news in the same week?" Shearer said, his eyes widening...