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  • Swimmer goes missing in Patapsco Valley State Park

    Swimmer goes missing in Patapsco Valley State Park
    Search crews with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are scheduled to return to the Bloede Dam in Patapsco Valley State Park this morning to resume a search for a swimmer who went missing Sunday night, according to a DNR spokesman. The swimmer...
  • Body of Elkridge man missing in Patapsco River is found

    Body of Elkridge man missing in Patapsco River is found
    The body of a swimmer missing since Sunday night in Patapsco Valley State Park was found Monday in the turbulent waters of the Patapsco River just below the Bloede Dam, a spokesman for Maryland Natural Resources Police said. The body of Arturo Acosta-...
  • California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement

     California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement
    SACRAMENTO — A Canadian power company will pay California electricity ratepayers $750 million to settle allegations that it bought electricity from the state and then sold it back at a huge markup during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. The...
  • Shad run is down to a crawl

    Shad run is down to a crawl
    You would probably have to over the age of 50 to remember when late May and early June meant shad in Maryland. In those days, the spawning season for American shad and river herring brought young and old to the banks of Maryland tributaries to catch their...
  • Dismal shad run puts Conowingo Dam in crosshairs

    Dismal shad run puts Conowingo Dam in crosshairs
    It's been a busy but ultimately disappointing spring for the crew that runs the big fish lift at Conowingo Dam. Since the beginning of April, the aquatic elevator near Darlington has hoisted more than a million finny creatures up the 94-foot wall...
  • Adding Hydropower To State Energy Mix Makes Sense

    A good bill to get more clean energy into Connecticut has been held up in the House. That's too bad. The House should pass the bill, which has already passed the Senate. It would likely lower Connecticut's sky-high electric rates while decreasing the...
  • Nuclear blows away wind

    Nuclear blows away wind
    The primary motivation among environmentalists for developing wind energy is legitimate concern about the effects of climate change. Wind is alleged to provide important relief from the emission of carbon dioxide from electricity production. But without...
  • Work at Conowingo Dam to delay traffic on Route 1

    Personnel from the Conowingo Hydroelectric Station will move crest gates Thursday from the upper parking lot at the Conowingo Visitor Center to the Conowingo Dam after the completion of regular maintenance and repairs. To move these large crest gates,...
  • Superstorm Sandy mostly spares Maryland as it moves up coast

    Superstorm Sandy mostly spares Maryland as it moves up coast
    UPDATES: • Baltimore County Police are monitoring the bridge carrying Belair Road over the Gunpowder River, north of Perry Hall and south of Kingsville, as the bridge's culverts have been jammed with large amounts of debris. The Maryland Emergency...
  • Wind picks up steam

    Would you pay a little bit more on your monthly utility bill to help build a wind farm generating as much as 200 megawatts of electricity 12 miles or more off the coast of Maryland? That's really all Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed offshore wind bill...
  • California drought drove up energy costs

     
    One of the biggest costs of California's recent drought went largely unnoticed, according to a report that estimates state ratepayers paid $1.7 billion to replace lost hydropower with natural gas generation that also pumped millions of tons of...