| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:08 AM
There's a lot that your clothes dryer doesn't want you to know.
For starters, it sometimes uses as much energy per year as a new energy efficient refrigerator, clothes washer and dishwasher combined, according to a report released Thursday by the...
| May 24, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Two Kent Island men were found dead in the Chesapeake Bay Saturday morning after their small boat apparently was swamped with water, Natural Resources Police said.
Joshua Jon Rediger, 22, of Chester, and Robert Taylor Morelli, 23, of Stevensville, left...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Greater efficiency, increased use of renewable energy sources and other measures could reduce New England's demand for natural gas enough to avert the need to build a new pipeline, an environmental advocacy group said in a report released Thursday.
| Jun 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The coastal range of the Santa Monica Mountains is a vast regional treasure. Malibu Canyon cuts through the hills, its sides rising more than 2,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Groves of oaks and sycamores dot rolling waves of chaparral. Hundreds of...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Since May 2, boaters and anglers trying to use a Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot in Kingsville have encountered a padlocked gate. Signs in English and Spanish flanking the gate say the Jones Road lot is closed through Sept. 1 to “allow the...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:35 PM
The state's U.S. senators want to see a western Illinois site receive national park status, pointing to its historical significance as the first town founded and built by a former slave before the Civil War.
"Free" Frank McWorter started New ...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:24 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a long-running Los Angeles County case, handing a victory to environmentalists in a battle over polluted urban runoff that fouls Southern California's coastal waters.
The justices let stand a federal...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:22 AM
The city of Hermosa Beach has thrown its support behind a proposed law designed to relieve financial pressure that leaders there are facing in an ongoing debate over oil drilling.
City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to support...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Orland Park received an unusual donation in April: a collection of Native American artifacts, including arrowheads and knives more than 1,000 years old, all found within the village.
Lester Marszalek, president of Greater Oak Lawn Diggers and an...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Homer Glen's 7th annual Earth Day-Arbor Day is scheduled to feature about 80 exhibits and activities, including beekeeping, blacksmithing, gardening advice, crafts, antique and electric car displays, bird and reptile exhibits and "mining" for natural...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Dr. Torrey C. Brown, the former secretary of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources who banned fishing for rockfish for a time in the 1980s, died of heart disease Sunday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Severna Park resident was 77.