| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The gunshot wound suffered by a Virginia man while kayaking in Pasadena in April might have been self-inflicted, Maryland Natural Resources Police said Monday.
Police said the man shot himself at his home in Virginia last week and is hospitalized....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A South Carolina man died Sunday after suffering a medical emergency approximately one mile into a swimming event near the Bay Bridge, police said.
Robert Matysek, 58, of Charleston, S.C., suffered cardiac arrest at 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, about a quarter...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:50 PM
A Rockford-area couple had an unexpected visitor to their home this morning: a black bear.
Sheryl Hutchinson and her husband, Michael Griffith, were enjoying breakfast around 10 a.m. when Hutchinson said she spotted the bear outside the window of her...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
There's not much anyone can tell Barry Sorensen about Idaho's Big Desert that he doesn't know. Sorensen, 72, and his brother have been running cattle in this sere landscape all their lives, and they've weathered every calamity man and nature have thrown...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Amid signs that California's drought conditions are worsening, the state reported that water consumption in the state has declined modestly.
The State Water Resources Control Board reported that water use was down 5% through May. The report was based on...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:59 PM
It's been 40 years since the June 20, 1974, opening of "Chinatown," the fictionalized drama about power, corruption and what is arguably L.A.'s most crucial resource: water. The iconic film was Hollywood's make-believe version of an undying reality: In L....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:36 PM
A five-member team of students from Carroll County's Venturing Crew 202 won the 24th annual Maryland Envirothon — an outdoor natural resources competition that challenges students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Southern Californians have fallen far short of achieving the 20% voluntary cut in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the face of the deep drought afflicting every corner of the state.
A recent statewide survey found that urban water use in...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Regarding your recent editorial on the impact of climate change on the economy, I agree that resolving the issue of climate change would not be an economic failure but rather a success ("The economic climate," June 24).
Aside from the fact that if...