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March 28, 2004
Aberdeen Proving Ground will support a training exercise from today through April 23. Daytime and nighttime exercises will be conducted. Activities might take place in Aberdeen Proving Ground's restricted waters or in the air, over land and water. Activities can include the firing of weapons and the use of air and water craft. Residents in the surrounding communities and boaters might hear weapons firing and aircraft, and might see aircraft flying at low altitudes. Illumination devices could create flashes of light visible off the post.
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August 26, 2014
Understanding Marlene A. Condon's plea for us all to take responsibility to save our Chesapeake Bay ( "If you break it, you pay for it," Aug. 22) gives us overall plans to save the bay. Saving the bay under Ms. Condon's plans would simultaneously create green jobs, save species, clean the air and water, greatly beautify the landscape while reducing global warming through the trees, shrubs and flowers replacing much of the "largest crop grown" in the Chesapeake watershed - you guessed it, law and turf, which pollutes storm water runoff like pavement does and with it, pesticides, fertilizers and the exhausts of countless mowers and weed trimmers all adding to the slow death of our bay. Oh, and the bees, our pollinators, could thrive as well if we would follow the vision offered in this excellent commentary.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler | January 29, 1992
The Baltimore area suffers from serious air and water pollution problems that need to be addressed on a regional basis, a group of 18 environmental, business and government leaders say in a new report.Issued yesterday by the Johns Hopkins University, the report calls for creation of a "regional environmental forum" to try to overcome the divisions that have stymied progress in restoring the area's air and water quality.It recommends adoption of growth-management policies that would encourage the city's redevelopment and curb suburban sprawl.
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May 18, 2005
Care for Earth isn't just a hobby for the wealthy Thomas Sowell is a conservative but his column "Wealthy leftists have some rich ideas about the environment" (Opinion * Commentary, May 12) is based on class-war rhetoric that would make any Marxist proud. What better way to make environmentalism seem frivolous to most people than to associate it with luxury cabins and summer houses at the shore? I live in the city, and I'd much rather stay in a cheap hotel in an urban area than a luxurious cabin in the woods.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1996
After years of neglect, the air-filtration system at the long-dormant Monument Street Landfill in East Baltimore has been replaced, and the city has begun monitoring air and water near the landfill, officials said.The action came after the Maryland Department of Environment threatened the city last month with unspecified "enforcement action" if it did not replace carbon canisters used to treat methane and other gases rising from the landfill within 15 days.The 19 canisters were replaced between Aug. 21 and Aug. 23, the Department of Public Works said.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2002
Companies that dump toxins in the water or pollute the air would face a tenfold increase in fines under proposals Gov. Parris N. Glendening has submitted to the General Assembly. The increases are part of the governor's environmental package, which includes bills to protect coastal bays from development, bolster drinking water standards and better monitor companies that store hazardous chemicals. Although the plan is less ambitious than some of his previous environmental initiatives, Glendening said he hopes the bills will cement his legacy as a governor who protected the environment.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Times | March 16, 1998
The unsettling recent headlines -- that Los Angeles tap water may be linked to miscarriages -- alarmed consumers but was no surprise to trend forecaster Faith Popcorn.It further verified a key emerging trend that she's been tracking. Although not fully developed yet ("It's still at the 'drift' stage," she said), it is important enough to be given a Popcorn-esque label: AtmosFear."It's about people being scared of basic things that used to nurture them, like food, air and water," she explains.
NEWS
August 26, 2014
Understanding Marlene A. Condon's plea for us all to take responsibility to save our Chesapeake Bay ( "If you break it, you pay for it," Aug. 22) gives us overall plans to save the bay. Saving the bay under Ms. Condon's plans would simultaneously create green jobs, save species, clean the air and water, greatly beautify the landscape while reducing global warming through the trees, shrubs and flowers replacing much of the "largest crop grown" in the Chesapeake watershed - you guessed it, law and turf, which pollutes storm water runoff like pavement does and with it, pesticides, fertilizers and the exhausts of countless mowers and weed trimmers all adding to the slow death of our bay. Oh, and the bees, our pollinators, could thrive as well if we would follow the vision offered in this excellent commentary.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler | January 28, 1992
Warning that the Baltimore area's economic health depends on a clean environment, a report released today by Johns Hopkins University calls for creation of a "regional environmental forum" to tackle the smog and water pollution plaguing the city and its suburbs.The report, written by a group of environmental, business and government leaders, urges the General Assembly to attack the Baltimore region's "serious" air quality problems by adopting California's strict tailpipe pollution standards for all cars and trucks sold in Maryland.
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By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1998
I AM ONLY 22 years old, but I am sick and tired of seeing the places I loved as a child 'improved' in the name of progress and economic development," writes Helen Woods, a rural reader of this column.Similarly, Robert L. Hatfield, longtime Baltimore Harbor fishermen and resident of Brooklyn Park, says his day-tripping around the Chesapeake region has become depressing:"It seems that our greatest efforts against pollution and overfishing will be overwhelmed by expansion of human life in the bay drainage.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2004
It doesn't feel like fall anymore, what with snow in the air overnight, plunging temperatures, all the mittens and scarves and - oh, yes - the arctic sea smoke. No, it's not coming from Santa's pipe, but it is being delivered from somewhere near the North Pole, forecasters said. With a sharp outbreak of polar air bearing down on the Chesapeake Bay yesterday, the National Weather Service issued warnings for "arctic sea smoke" on the tidal Potomac and Maryland portions of the bay. "This is the first time I've seen it forecasted here," said Calvin Meadows, a meteorological technician who has worked since 1986 at the weather service's forecast office in Sterling, Va. Temperatures were taking a 10- to 20-degree dive across the region late yesterday as the arctic outbreak swept into Maryland from the north and west.
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By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2004
SAVING THE BAY is about to get a little easier. I'm talking about the imminent explosion of less-polluting, higher mileage gasoline-electric hybrid passenger vehicles coming to market. Hybrids can significantly improve air quality and water quality. For example, the one I drive, Toyota's mid-size Prius (look for my Bay plate: KICKGAS), emits about one-tenth the nitrogen of a typical late-model vehicle. That's big - or it would be if lots of us drove them. Nitrogen's a key ingredient in smog, and the bay's biggest pollutant.
NEWS
March 28, 2004
Aberdeen Proving Ground will support a training exercise from today through April 23. Daytime and nighttime exercises will be conducted. Activities might take place in Aberdeen Proving Ground's restricted waters or in the air, over land and water. Activities can include the firing of weapons and the use of air and water craft. Residents in the surrounding communities and boaters might hear weapons firing and aircraft, and might see aircraft flying at low altitudes. Illumination devices could create flashes of light visible off the post.
NEWS
By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | July 19, 2002
This is the first of several columns between now and November on environmental issues the candidates for governor ought to be discussing. It's early in the campaign, but neither Bob Ehrlich nor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the leading Republican and Democratic contenders, has indicated a willingness to make a major priority of improving our air, water and land-use problems. Last week, I visited with outgoing Gov. Parris N. Glendening to discuss what he'd focus on if he had another term or two. Glendening, for most of his eight years, has given the environment high priority.
NEWS
By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2002
Companies that dump toxins in the water or pollute the air would face a tenfold increase in fines under proposals Gov. Parris N. Glendening has submitted to the General Assembly. The increases are part of the governor's environmental package, which includes bills to protect coastal bays from development, bolster drinking water standards and better monitor companies that store hazardous chemicals. Although the plan is less ambitious than some of his previous environmental initiatives, Glendening said he hopes the bills will cement his legacy as a governor who protected the environment.
NEWS
By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1998
I AM ONLY 22 years old, but I am sick and tired of seeing the places I loved as a child 'improved' in the name of progress and economic development," writes Helen Woods, a rural reader of this column.Similarly, Robert L. Hatfield, longtime Baltimore Harbor fishermen and resident of Brooklyn Park, says his day-tripping around the Chesapeake region has become depressing:"It seems that our greatest efforts against pollution and overfishing will be overwhelmed by expansion of human life in the bay drainage.
NEWS
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | April 4, 1996
Though testing has been completed at Deer Park Elementary School, parents were still arguing yesterday about the qualifications of the company examining air and water -- and some saw political undertones in the continuing furor.Yesterday, parents from the Randallstown school's building committee demanded a meeting with County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger III over the hiring of ATEC Associates Inc. to do the testing.The building was closed after parents complained of possible health hazards.
NEWS
By PETER A. JAY | August 10, 1995
Havre de Grace. -- Maryland's getting so presidential these days that whenever there's some unusual noise or commotion in the neighborhood, we tend to wonder if it isn't His Relevancy participating in another photo opportunity.If he isn't in Havre de Grace posing in front of skipjacks in honor of Earth Day, he's in Baltimore posing in front of smokestacks in honor of Election Day. When he visits, he usually includes the environmentally approved Vice Relevancy in his retinue, to further emphasize his own greenness.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Times | March 16, 1998
The unsettling recent headlines -- that Los Angeles tap water may be linked to miscarriages -- alarmed consumers but was no surprise to trend forecaster Faith Popcorn.It further verified a key emerging trend that she's been tracking. Although not fully developed yet ("It's still at the 'drift' stage," she said), it is important enough to be given a Popcorn-esque label: AtmosFear."It's about people being scared of basic things that used to nurture them, like food, air and water," she explains.
NEWS
By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | January 23, 1998
IT MIGHT at first seem odd for Larry Walton to talk about saving the environment in the midst of an 80-acre clear-cut, where his loggers a few years ago leveled almost every tree in sight.But when someone who manages 80,000 acres of forests says he has something interesting to show you on a walk in the woods, you go.Walton, who works for Chesapeake Corp., a Virginia-based Fortune 500 company, appreciates trees for a lot more than the price they can fetch. Sometimes, he wrote me recently, they seem most important "as a quiet place to reflect on this hectic world we live in."
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