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  • Dredging Conowingo little help to bay, study finds

    Dredging Conowingo little help to bay, study finds
    Dredging millions of tons of sediment from the Susquehanna River upriver of the Conowingo Dam would potentially cost billions of dollars and do little to help the Chesapeake Bay compared with cleanup efforts already underway, a new federal-state study...
  • State could deny key Conowingo permit

    State could deny key Conowingo permit
    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...
  • PPL's sale of Montana hydro plants is final

    PPL's sale of Montana hydro plants is final
    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...
  • Dredging Conowingo Dam won't save the bay

    Dredging Conowingo Dam won't save the bay
    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...
  • Robert E. Shoemaker, retired Towson University professor

    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...
  • Support the dam to support Md. [Commentary]

    Support the dam to support Md. [Commentary]
    Energy production has emerged as arguably the primary growth engine for America's economy. Oil production is surging, and the United States will emerge as the world's leading producer sometime this decade. America has already established self-...
  • PPL gets approval for sale of Montana hydroelectric plants

    PPL Montana's agreement to sell its hydroelectric plants has received final approval from the Montana Public Service Commission, Allentown-based parent company PPL Corp. announced Tuesday. The commission issued a final order Friday approving the...
  • Tiny Conowingo cottages must face 21st-century standards

    Tiny Conowingo cottages must face 21st-century standards
    Peg Niland's father did not let the lack of a road stop him from building a summer cabin 64 years ago. When the Conowingo Power Co. made lots available for nominal leases in northern Harford County, he chose one on Broad Creek, had lumber tossed from a...
  • Table Talk: Lost City Diner finally materializes

    Table Talk: Lost City Diner finally materializes
    Let's just say that hydroelectric dams haven't taken as long to complete as the Lost City Diner, Joy Martin's long-awaited project in the Charles North neighborhood. There were rumors of activity on the corner of Charles and Lafayette in early July,...
  • Look inside the Lost City Diner

    Look inside the Lost City Diner
    Let’s just say that hydroelectric dams haven’t taken as long to complete as the Lost City Diner, Joy Martin’s long-awaited project in the Charles North neighborhood. There were rumors of activity on the corner of Charles and...
  • 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...