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  • China emerges as lender of last resort for ailing Latin American economies

    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. With her...
  • Brazil scientists fear invading golden mussel's threat to Amazon River's biodiversity

    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...
  • Senators renew push for more oversight of global deals by little-noticed US development agency

    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...
  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Deep Creek

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Deep Creek
    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,...
  • For water's sake, Chicago researchers reach across the seas to Israel

    For water's sake, Chicago researchers reach across the seas to Israel
    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...
  • 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...
  • Canton To Seek New Partner On Hydropower Project

    Canton To Seek New Partner On Hydropower Project
    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...
  • Opponents of planned Colombian dams take heart from OAS report

    Opponents of planned Colombian dams take heart from OAS report
    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...