| Feb 6, 2015
| 1:21 AM
As soon as Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner landed in Beijing this week she began lauding new deals with what she called the world's "No. 1 economy," ranging from two proposed nuclear power plants to joint space exploration.
| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:47 AM
The world's mightiest waterway, the Amazon River, is threatened by the most diminutive of foes — a tiny mussel invading from China.
Since hitching its way to South America in the early 1990s, the golden mussel has claimed new territory at...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:16 PM
Key U.S. senators said they want more oversight of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the federal government's development finance agency that was the subject of an Associated Press investigation earlier this week into a failed $217 million...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Location: Garrett County, approximately 10 miles east of the West Virginia border and 20 miles south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Average property listing price: Bob Carney, manager of Deep Creek Resort and Sales at Long & Foster Real Estate in McHenry,...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:05 AM
The Arava desert, a salty wasteland dotted with tufts of scrub, gets only about an inch of rain each year. And yet cows lazily low at dairy farms that collectively produce nearly 8 million gallons of milk annually. Orange bell peppers flourish in a long...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Exelon Corp. could be denied a key Maryland permit — at least for now — that the company needs to keep generating electricity at Conowingo Dam for decades to come.
Saying there's not enough information on the dam's impact on the Chesapeake...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:32 AM
PPL has completed the sale of its Montana hydroelectric plants to NorthWestern Energy.
The sale, announced in September 2013, netted the Allentown utility and power generator $890 million, and includes 11 hydroelectric power plants with a total...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:15 AM
In a world of competing policy priorities, there is one policy objective that seems to generate more agreement than any other — we must protect the Chesapeake Bay. To do so requires good science, and recently we acquired some.
The U.S. Army...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 7:35 PM
Robert E. Shoemaker, a retired Towson University professor and accomplished philatelist, died of congestive heart failure on Dec. 31 at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 75.
Dr. Shoemaker taught biology, botany and paleontology at Towson...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:02 AM
CANTON — The town will try again to find companies interested in working on the Farmington River hydropower project after negotiations with a potential partner failed.
Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner told the board of selectmen...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Opponents of a Chinese plan to construct several dams along Colombia's longest river said they were encouraged by an international human rights panel's report Friday that noted "tension" between Latin American mega-projects and "the full exercise of human...