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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2012
Close to the southern boundary of Annapolis, near the mouth of the 340-acre park deemed the jewel of Anne Arundel County's park system, proposed developments have sparked citywide debate on how to protect trees. These last two big tracts of undeveloped forest along Forest Drive are projected to become the site of hundreds of homes and a senior community. Plans for that development have drawn 1,500 petition signatures and opposition from 19 environmental and community groups. "People get really upset when they see the last of the forests going down, and they ask hard questions like, 'Shouldn't they be protected?
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By John-John Williams IV and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
When she returns to Baltimore, Zoey Washington walks the streets with relative anonymity. She'll pop into local boutiques unnoticed. This isn't the reception you would expect for a woman who founded a nationally recognized styling collective, LittleBird, focused on the teen and tween demographic, and who has held editing positions with some of the world's best-known glossies. Washington, a 31-year-old graduate of Garrison Forest School and Columbia University, prefers it that way. But Washington's resume reads like a who's who of fashion elite: She's held positions at Marie Claire, Vogue and Essence.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 1, 2010
Forests by the Chesapeake Bay are growing faster these days, researchers have found, in a growth spurt that seems linked to rising carbon dioxide in the air and warming climate. In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a trio of scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater report that stands of hardwood trees they've been monitoring over the past 22 years along the bay's western shore have been growing two to four times faster than expected.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
Boys' Latin junior Dominic Maggio has orally committed to play football at Wake Forest in 2016. Maggio, a kicker and punter for the Lakers, was an All-Metro first-team selection last season after he averaged 44.7 yards per punt. He placed 11 punts inside his opponents' 20-yard line and thumped a 62-yard punt in a game vs. St. Paul's. "He's so good we're going to have to change our coverage," Boys' Latin coach Ritchie Schell said last season . "Sometimes, he out-kicks our coverage.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
A forest grows in Govans. As traffic rumbles by on busy York Road, cardinals flit about in a shady grove of trees sandwiched between a CVS drugstore and the Govans-Boundary Parish United Methodist Church. In a city where some neighborhoods are practically tree-less, Baltimore is surprisingly rich in forests like this one. They're not that big, most of them, or maybe much to look at right now. Many are choked with brambles and littered with trash and debris. But a new survey has found Baltimore harbors nearly 2,300 forested tracts of at least a fifth of an acre in size.
NEWS
May 10, 2005
EVERYWHERE YOU look these days, it seems like somebody's cutting down trees. A new subdivision here, a shopping center there, a highway interchange to accommodate the added traffic. In so many places, all that remains are clumps and fringes of green with a huge job to do. Woodlands play a vital role in filtering the air, protecting underground aquifers and providing habitat for wildlife. It's no coincidence that quality has declined in all three areas as vast forests that once covered much of this continent have disappeared.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | June 20, 1994
Nadia Lefcourt is saving the world's rain forests an acre at a time.Spurred by an independent environmental school project, the 11-year-old Elkridge girl raised about $200 that she will use to buy 5 acres of rain forest through a non-profit environment group called The Nature Conservancy, which is based in Arlington, Va.In return, the fifth-grader will receive an honorary land deed and regular progress reports from local land managers about their conservation activities...
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By New York Times News Service | April 30, 1993
RESERVE, N.M. -- Under orders from the White House to try again to put federal timber sales on a sounder economic footing, the U.S. Forest Service has proposed changes that would end logging on more than a third of the national forests by 1998.Environmental groups and other opponents of the timber sales have long argued that the government charges too little and provides too many services to companies that log national forests, at a cost to taxpayers at hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2005
Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. announced yesterday plans to take inventory of the county's forests using internationally established guidelines known as the Montreal Process. Calling it part of a "green renaissance," Smith said that over the next few months his staff will announce other initiatives to protect agricultural land, open space and water supplies. "It complements what we're already doing in our neighborhoods," Smith said. "People want to live near these natural amenities.
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Howard County Bureau of The Sun | April 24, 1991
Howard County Councilman C. Vernon Gray, saying every citizen must do his part to protect the environment, has submitted legislation that would forbid the county from buying any product made with wood cut from a tropical rain forest."
NEWS
July 5, 2014
Two people were killed, and another man took his own life in a murder-suicide, over the Fourth of July weekend that also marked the city's 100th homicide of the year. The city's 100th homicide victim was shot multiple times in the head in Baltimore's Forest Park neighborhood Friday evening, police said. Matthew Drake, 34, was shot in the 3200 block of Chelsea Terrace in Forest Park. Drake was pronounced dead on the scene. Police had no suspects and did not offer a potential motive.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
The Chesapeake Bay's health remained steady overall last year, despite heavy rains that normally flush pollution into its waters, University of Maryland scientists reported Friday. Declines in Eastern Shore rivers, however, indicated problems with polluted farm runoff there, researchers said. The bay as a whole earned a 45 percent score, a 'C' grade for the second straight year in the annual ecological health checkup performed by the university's Center for Environmental Science.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
As usual, Maryland's high-scoring offense gets all the headlines, but the Terps'  Megan Douty drew the spotlight to the defense last week when she was named one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award. Rarely are defensive players selected for the college game's top individual prize. Over the last five years, only North Carolina's Amber Falcone (Winters Mill), a 2009 finalist, was a true defender. Northwestern's Taylor Thornton was perhaps best on the defensive end, but she played midfield when she was a 2012 finalist.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
- Every week this spring, Pat Groller drove to remote Dorchester Pond and traipsed through the forest, bucket in hand, to check her traps. Her quarry: The mysterious bees that keep wildflowers blooming here year after year. "It's a trek, but I've enjoyed it," Groller said recently after she'd collected the contents of nine colored plastic cups staked out on the ground. She logs more than 90 miles round-trip from her home in Preston to run traps at three wooded sites on the Eastern Shore.
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From Sun staff reports | April 24, 2014
Lucy Swindell came up big for host Garrison Forest in girls lacrosse, scoring the tying goal with 20 seconds left in regulation and the game-winner with 16 seconds left in the second period of overtime as the host Grizzlies (2-9, 1-9 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) upset No. 3 Notre Dame Prep, 12-11, on Wednesday. Swindell finished with four goals. The Blazers (8-4, 7-3) used their midfield ride to cause turnovers and take a 6-3 lead at the half. No. 1 McDonogh 15, No. 9 Bryn Mawr 7: The visiting Mawrtians (7-6, 6-4 IAAM A Conference)
NEWS
April 1, 2014
Annapolis police say a 24-year-old Edgewater man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after a Ford Explorer struck an electrical pole at Forest Drive and Taylor Avenue in the city, causing the road to be closed for more than 17 hours. The accident occurred at 11:19 a.m. Monday, according to Annapolis police, when the Ford Explorer struck an electrical pole near the intersection, shearing the pole from the ground. Police said the accident left power lines hanging across the intersection and both Forest Drive and Tyler Avenue were impassable.
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By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | February 22, 2002
BEFORE SERMONIZING on an end to progress as we know it, let's take a moment for this sad, lovely note from a fellow tree-hugger, Helen Woods. She was responding to my column of two weeks ago about the assaults on forests in Baltimore's Woodberry neighborhood and elsewhere. She was struck by a reference to her alma mater, Salisbury University, sponsoring a talk by Julia Butterfly Hill. Hill lived in a giant California redwood for more than two years to thwart loggers, becoming a hero to those who are fed up with our senseless cutting of trees.
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By Elizabeth Shogren and Richard Simon and Elizabeth Shogren and Richard Simon,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 4, 2003
WASHINGTON - As President Bush, with much fanfare, signed legislation yesterday aimed at speeding fire-prevention efforts in federal forests, his administration quietly adopted a rule that will expedite timber-thinning projects by removing a safeguard for endangered species. Under the Endangered Species Act, the Forest Service and other federal agencies are required to seek confirmation from the Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service before taking any action that might adversely affect any endangered plant or animal.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 26, 2014
A Bel Air man died Sunday from injuries he suffered in a three-vehicle crash north of Forest Hill early Friday evening, Maryland State Police said. The accident happened around 5 p.m. in the 3000 block of Rocks Road (Route 24) near the bridge over Stirrup Run, according to initial Harford County emergency radio dispatches. The Harford County Fire & EMS Association initially reported on its Facebook page someone was trapped in one of the vehicles with one patient reported in grave condition at the scene.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 11, 2014
A 49-year-old Harford County woman was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Friday evening after a single-car accident on Route 543 in Dublin. Dawn Christian Hoerr, of the 500 block of Chestnut Hill Road in Forest Hill, was driving a Kia station wagon south on Route 543 (Ady Road) near Heaps School Road around 6:20 p.m., according to Cpl. John Krysiak of the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack. Witnesses said the car was swerving "all over the road," according to Krysiak.
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