| Oct 30, 2012
| 4:15 PM
• 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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:59 PM
SOUTH BEND — The St. Joseph River’s capacity to power mills and other industry was one of the assets that drew settlers to its shores in the 1800s.
On Wednesday, city officials took a step toward tapping that power again by installing a...
| May 25, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Lake Aldred water levels may be slightly lower than usual this weekend because of damaged flashboards on Holtwood Dam.
The lower levels may affect boating activity on the lake, and boaters are asked to observe the information posted at PPL’s Pequea...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Winter steelheaders may not know it, but just yards above their drifting spawn bags or swinging flies, between 18,000-20,000 bats are resting quietly through the winter.
The structure in which the bats are hibernating — called a hibernaculum...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:51 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — At least 141 people, half of them children, were killed when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
The international rights group said the...
| Feb 24, 2013
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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:12 PM
The Cambria Somerset Authority board members are waiting for federal permits on a proposed hydroelectric project. This project is still in the early stages of development.
Authority officials visited potential sites with associates from Kleinschmidt,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:55 PM
According to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded.
Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:01 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding across the WDBJ7 viewing area.
The New River Valley was especially hard hit.
Evacuations have been ordered in parts of Pulaski County, and Wythe County officials are warning of a potential dam failure that...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:34 PM
At 407 pages, the Energy Department's just released Annual Energy Review contains more than you'll ever want to know about power consumption and production in America. On the other hand, you'll never be at a loss for words, or facts, on the subject....