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  • Preparations for the next Hurricane Sandy go on in Garrett, Crisfield

    Preparations for the next Hurricane Sandy go on in Garrett, Crisfield
    Hurricane Sandy blew the waters of the Little Annemessex River into living rooms across the Somerset County town of Crisfield one year ago, displacing hundreds of families, some still homeless a year later. Their numbers began to shrink Monday when...
  • Hydrofracking risks outweigh rewards

    Hydrofracking risks outweigh rewards
    Large-scale plans for hydraulic fracturing and natural gas export in Maryland have recently been set in motion. From my vantage point as a scientist, let me point to clear dangers in hydrofracking. A physical process occurs that is overlooked by methane...
  • California must adopt aggressive climate-change policies, report says

    California must adopt aggressive climate-change policies, report says
    California will fall short of its goal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury unless it adopts aggressive policies to fight climate change, a new report says. The state is still on track to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-...
  • Nuclear's safety lesson for fracking

    The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
  • IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting

    IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting
    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds. Information from weather services,...
  • Cook with a gas stove? You could be breathing polluted air, study says

    Cook with a gas stove? You could be breathing polluted air, study says
    A big polluter could be blazing inside your kitchen, its blue flames glowing under your tea kettle or frying pan. A new study says cooking with a gas stove can expose you to unhealthy levels of air pollution. About two-thirds of Southern California...
  • Md. ninth on energy efficiency, may fall short of goal

    Maryland retained its ninth-best ranking on a national comparison of states' energy efficiency efforts, but a separate report also out Wednesday said Maryland must up the ante if it doesn't want to fall short of its own goals. The state score card,...
  • Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]

    Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]
    Imagine somebody offered you a deal. First, you have to agree to take a pay cut at your job. Second, you have to agree to pay more for basic necessities such as food and electricity. Third, you have to breathe dirtier air and live next to a dirtier...
  • Peninsula residents let Mother Nature heat, cool their homes

    Peninsula residents let Mother Nature heat, cool their homes
    When Smithfield resident Lehan Crane was looking to build a house of his own, he knew he wanted as many green technologies as possible — LED lighting, foam insulation in the walls, high-efficiency windows, a Southern aspect for solar panels. But...
  • Liquefied natural gas exports are key to America's future [Letter]

    Liquefied natural gas exports are key to America's future [Letter]
    In a recent opinion piece, Chesapeake Climate Action Network's James McGarry grossly mischaracterized recent studies on liquefied natural gas exports ("Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland," Nov. 12). In reality, countless studies support...
  • Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named

    Two Rhodes Scholars with Chicago ties named
    A Yale University political science student from Oak Brook and a University of Chicago student specializing in climate change were among 32 Americans selected over the weekend as Rhodes scholars. Vinay Nayak, a senior at Yale, has focused his studies on...