| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:47 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:59 AM
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-...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:12 PM
The destruction of the world's largest rainforest accelerated last year with a 29 percent spike in deforestation, according to final figures released by the Brazilian government on Wednesday that confirmed a reversal in gains seen since 2009....