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  • Md. bucks national trend toward solar energy

    Md. bucks national trend toward solar energy
    As a Baltimore resident I am embarrassed that Maryland hasn't taken more aggressive steps to harvest renewable resources like solar energy. Solar energy is a booming industry that is rapidly growing throughout the U.S. According to the Solar Energy...
  • Virginia farmers eligible for $3 million to reduce pollutant runoff

    Virginia farmers eligible for $3 million to reduce pollutant runoff
    Runoff from farmland has been called the largest source of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Now Virginia farmers will be able to use about $3 million in federal and state funds during the next four years to cover nearly all the cost of increased fencing...
  • Easily cash in on BOGOs, rebates on toilets

    Easily cash in on BOGOs, rebates on toilets
    What's better than a BOGO? Free. South Florida-based JustBOGOS.com, a website that alerts super savers to buy-one-get-one free sales at area grocery stores, is no longer charging a membership fee. When I first wrote about the helpful new website...
  • Removing dams on the Fox River will increase number of fish species

    The Fox River is in much better shape than 50 years ago when "the Fox" — an anonymous environmental activist — would plug sewer outlets going into the river and call out companies throwing pollutants into it. Today, the Fox River provides...
  • Maryland rockfish poacher could face federal prison sentence

    Maryland rockfish poacher could face federal prison sentence
    On Friday, two men with a fondness for Maryland's Tilghman Island will gather for a hearing in a wood-paneled federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore. Seated at the bench will be Judge Richard D. Bennett, who has a painting of the Knapps Narrows channel...
  • Conservation Commission chair active in farmers' market and much more

    On Sundays from May to December, Loretta Wrobel is a familiar face at the Ashford Farmers' Market. This will be the market's ninth year when it opens on May 10, a little more than two months from now. It is hard to believe food might actually be grown...
  • On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended

    On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended
    On a midwinter afternoon, William "Billy" J. Lednum steered the Kristin Marie into the Knapps Narrows, a channel that separates Tilghman Island from the rest of the Eastern Shore. It was 35 degrees and gusty, but Lednum, a "waterman cowboy" who has won...
  • Governors In Conn., Mass., R.I. Say They Will Collaborate On Energy Policy

    The governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are joining together to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity. Under the plan, electric distribution companies...
  • Valley beverage industry gives business a reason to toast

    Valley beverage industry gives business a reason to toast
    Owners of beverage companies large and small are gulping down what the Lehigh Valley offers as a prime business location. In a report released today, the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. says the Valley has 20 beverage manufacturing companies,...
  • Broward lawmakers finalize priorities for session

    Broward lawmakers finalize priorities for session
    Broward lawmakers on Monday set their priorities for the March 3 legislative session, agreeing to focus on curbing high-stakes tests in schools, getting more funding for urban water management, reforming youthful offender laws and expanding HIV testing....
  • Agencies admit failing to protect water sources from fuel pollution

     Agencies admit failing to protect water sources from fuel pollution
    The agencies charged with overseeing oil production and protecting California's ever-dwindling water sources from the industry's pollution all fell down on the job, one state official told a panel of peeved lawmakers Tuesday. During a testy two-hour...