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  • Is the Bay Foundation ignoring the threat behind the Conowingo Dam?

    Is the Bay Foundation ignoring the threat behind the Conowingo Dam?
    Why does the Chesapeake Bay Foundation refuse to take seriously the threat posed by the Conowingo Dam's inability to hold back Susquehanna River pollution? With respect to the effect of Susquehanna River pollutants, the bay foundation has taken an...
  • Consultants to track sources of waterway contamination

    Consultants to track sources of waterway contamination
    On good days, the Tiber Hudson tributary of the Patapsco is a pleasant part of the scenery in Historic Ellicott City as it flows through a stone channel by Tonge Row, beneath Tiber Alley alongside Main Street and past the B&O Railroad Museum before it...
  • Water watchdogs needed

    Water watchdogs needed
    "I give the environmental community, including myself, a C for passing new laws and regulations, and an F in making them work." — Richard Klein, founder, Community & Environmental Defense Services More than 30 years ago Richard Klein, in a few...
  • Storm triggers big Howard sewage spill

    Storm triggers big Howard sewage spill
    Sandy knocked out power to Howard County's "water reclamation" plant in Savage, causing 20 to 25 million gallons of untreated but rain-diluted human waste to spill into the Little Patuxent River, a branch of one of the Chesapeake Bay's most degraded...
  • Environmentalists threaten to sue energy company

    Environmentalists threaten to sue energy company
    A trio of environmental groups warned Monday they would sue the operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland for allegedly discharging excessive amounts of nutrient pollution into Chesapeake Bay rivers and trying to mask their violations by...
  • Large harbor floating wetland project stirs debate

    Large harbor floating wetland project stirs debate
    If a little green might help restore Baltimore's ailing harbor, how can a lot be bad? That's the question city, state and federal officials are pondering as they weigh a local marina magnate's plan to fill an unused corner of the Inner Harbor with a large...
  • After 25 years, Len Bias' legacy lives on

    After 25 years, Len Bias' legacy lives on
    In 2009, former Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell received a puzzling phone call. C.J. Leslie — a high school player recruited by Kentucky, Connecticut and other powerhouse programs — introduced himself and said he wanted to learn...
  • Eastern Shore eateries go beyond detour to destination

    Eastern Shore eateries go beyond detour to destination
    Now is the time. Early fall is when the pleasures peak in Talbot and Dorchester counties. That's when these Eastern Shore towns stop being detours along the way to the shore and turn into full-fledged destinations. There are practical advantages to...
  • Changes you may encounter while preparing this season's tax return

    Changes you may encounter while preparing this season's tax return
    For taxpayers who are procrastinators, this is your year. Not only is the Internal Revenue Service asking those with more complex returns to hold off filing until mid-February, but the usual tax deadline has been extended three days, to April 18, because...
  • Slightly weaker Hurricane Irene aims for North Carolina; TD 10 forms in Atlantic

    Slightly weaker Hurricane Irene aims for North Carolina; TD 10 forms in Atlantic
    Hurricane Irene is moving north-northeast across eastern North Carolina at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. At 2 p.m., Irene was about 45 miles west-northwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and about 96 miles south of Norfolk, Va. Because of...
  • Travel Picks: Top 10 seafood spots for July 4

    Travel Picks: Top 10 seafood spots for July 4
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - July 4 is the ultimate summer weekend - long days, warm weather, fireworks and the beach are all part of what makes American Independence Day special. In honor of this great American holiday online travel adviser Cheapflights (www....