| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Recently, the Maryland Senate Finance Committee heard Sen. Steve Hershey's Kent County Land-Based Wind Generating Stations bill. Nearly 200 people packed the hearing to testify about the expected Mills Branch Wind Energy Project.
This project, led by...
| Mar 25, 2015
Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday.
The agreement with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 3:08 PM
As a child, Maya Breitenstein would go on nature hikes with her aunt, an experience that awakened her interest in environmental science.
As a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School, she put that interest to work in teacher Allison Hennings'...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:55 PM
The developer of a wind energy project planned for Somerset County has abandoned the proposal, citing the continued opposition of Southern Maryland lawmakers concerned about protecting the work of the naval air station in their region.
The decision to...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 4:34 PM
To the editor: Industrial-scale wind farms have the significant environmental impact of killing thousands of birds every year. They mar the vast vistas and scenic views that draw tourists who visit our deserts from the world over. ("An unnecessary delay...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 10:14 AM
Did you miss something? Here’s our weekly roundup of the top stories from across the region, plus a look at the news that logged the most clicks at dailypress.com.
Liebherr case against workers, other firms: A large manufacturing...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 12:27 PM
A student from each of Pembroke Pines' charter middle schools won first place for science projects at the Broward County Fair, earning them a chance to compete at the state level.
Kylie Fernandez, a seventh-grader at the Pembroke Pines Charter Middle...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:26 PM
In a sprawling complex of laboratories and futuristic gadgets in Golden, Colo., a supercomputer named Peregrine does a quadrillion calculations per second to help scientists figure out how to keep the lights on.
Peregrine was turned on this year by...
| Mar 19, 2015
The owner of a warehouse on Route 176 wants to park more semi-trucks on his land within a short timeline, but Libertyville trustees decided to play it safe and postponed their vote until nearby residents can be included in the discussion.
| May 9, 2012
| 9:48 AM
A series of emails between Gov. Martin O'Malley and Perdue's corporate lawyer shows what an environmental group calls a "cozy relationship" between the two law school classmates as Maryland's chief executive weighs farm pollution regulations of concern to...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 10:26 AM
Batavia aldermen are split on whether to pressure Aurora into removing a gate on Wagner Road off Mesa Lane to unclog heavy traffic on Batavia streets.
The discussion was tabled Tuesday night after the council disagreed about whether or not the gate...