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  • Video: Baby season at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

    Video: Baby season at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
        It's baby season at the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge. The spate of afternoon storms and tree trimmings have produced an abundance of orphan baby animals, such as flying squirrels, possums, raccoons and a variety of birds. The storms often either...
  • The Siren's Call: Step right up!

    The Siren's Call: Step right up!
    The novel "The Night Circus" (Doubleday: 387 pp., $26.95) is receiving a good deal of attention, and it's rightly deserved — even though some comparisons of Erin Morgenstern's fable to other popular books seem sky-high and unfair (to her). Does...
  • Solar Energy: The energy producing and saving home is very doable

    Solar Energy: The energy producing and saving home is very doable
    This informative, helpful article, "The energy producing and saving home,"  is written by Ben Cuker, professor of marine and environmental science at Hampton University in Hampton, Va.  His solar-powered home is on tour Oct. 1-2 for the Hampton Roads...
  • Wangari Maathai dies at 71; Kenyan environmentalist

    Wangari Maathai dies at 71; Kenyan environmentalist
    Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist who made it her mission to teach her countrywomen to plant trees and became Africa's first female Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died. She was 71. One of Kenya's most beloved figures, Maathai died Sunday after...
  • City Life: 'Irvine 11' went too far but so did prosecutor

    At the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, there are signs scattered throughout the venue reading, "Patrons disrupting the performance for others will be subject to removal from the theater." Many other venues throughout the region offer similar warnings. Get...
  • Artificial turf still not in the plans for Darling or Todd

    Artificial turf still not in the plans for Darling or Todd
    Last weekend's rain resulted in a total wash in the Peninsula District, which led to four games being played on Monday night. Which led to three games being pushed back the following week because of a short turnaround. Meanwhile, the games went on at...
  • Howard County Briefs

    Columbia Teen Idol The annual "Hear My Voice Teen Day" and "Teen Idol Competition" will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia Town Center. Ten finalists will compete for the title of Columbia Teen Idol and the...
  • Natural Perspectives: Prepare for three days on your own in emergency

     Natural Perspectives: Prepare for three days on your own in emergency
    While Vic was on a pelagic trip with Sea and Sage Audubon on Saturday, I attended a three-hour disaster preparedness seminar put on by Huntington Beach. I learned so many important things that it is impossible to put them all into one column....
  • Fitness with a view

    Fitness with a view
    Fall in the Mid-Atlantic region offers a break from the summer humidity, a pause before the cold, gray winter, and lots of great scenery. It's a perfect opportunity to get outdoors for some exercise that doesn't feel like a chore. Whether it is a peaceful...
  • Outdoors Calendar

    Nature storytime Thursday, 11 a.m., Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. Enjoy a children's story and craft related to a theme about nature. Preregistration is required; call 410-836-3050. Email edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.org for...
  • Study eyes Chesapeake Bay pollution threat from dams

    Two weeks after Tropical Storm Lee flushed millions of tons of mud into the Chesapeake Bay, state and federal officials announced Tuesday they are launching a study of how to protect the estuary from sediment and other pollutants building up behind dams...