| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car.
It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour.
Bardia, a former race car...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Finally, the federal climate watchdogs got it right. The just-released U.S. National Climate Assessment avoids pie-in-the-sky abstractions like "saving the planet before it's too late" and instead concentrates on regional changes affecting our lives...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:21 AM
A stalled rainy system is forecast to make for a wet and cool end to April, likely a third consecutive month with more than 4 inches of precipitation here.
As much as 2-3 inches of rain could fall across Maryland over the next week, according to...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Expect a pleasant week with lots of sun, comfortable temperatures and little chance of rain.
South Florida's Monday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 60s. Tuesday should be a degree or two warmer....
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:08 PM
As temperatures dipped in February and March, Baltimore's homicide count dropped, as well, prompting many on social media to wonder if there's a correlation. Arguments on both sides can be bolstered by just looking at the first three months of 2014....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Historians say the Chesapeake Bay has changed since Capt. John Smith first landed at Jamestown four centuries ago.
And scientists say it will change again by the end of this one as a rising, warming ocean with more acidic waters carves out a different...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:44 AM
It's not just you. It has been exceptionally cold so far this year -- on average, the coldest in more than 30 years now.
March ended with an average temperature of 38.5 degrees at BWI Airport, 5.1 degrees colder than normal. On only about two dozen...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:02 AM
Cold temperatures broke one record and tied another, one for Wednesday's high temperature and another for Thursday morning's low.
BWI Airport, the point of record for Baltimore, peaked at 36 degrees at 3:55 p.m., according to preliminary readings from...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A Smart Meter was recently installed on my house. I was skeptical as to whether this would help me save energy. As it turns out, I think it is.
I live in a house with heat pumps and programmable thermostats. I have long been leery of claims that a...