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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
Carroll Martin Radebaugh, a horticulturalist who was an owner of a well-known Towson nursery and greenhouse, died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 92 and had lived for many years at his family's Burke Avenue compound. Born in Baltimore County, he was the son of George Walker and Anna Jeannette Martin Radebaugh, who cultivated vegetables in outdoor frames in the mid-1920s and started Radebaugh Florists and Greenhouse. He was a 1937 graduate of Towson High School, where he also competed in varsity basketball, soccer and baseball.
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August 4, 2014
How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement. But here's the really good part: What if by accepting that check you were also helping your country reduce a form of air pollution that is a threat to human health and responsible for climate change while simultaneously developing a rational, sustainable energy policy? That sounds too good to be true, but remarkably, it may not be. Under The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act introduced last week by Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, companies that drill for oil and gas or mine for coal would have to purchase through auction a permit to do so. Not a dime of the resulting revenue would be kept by the government but would simply be forwarded as checks to every man, woman and child.
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December 17, 2004
On Thursday, December 16, 2004, ROSALYNE J. GREENHOUSE (nee Joseph); loving wife of Harold "Hal" M. Greenhouse; beloved mother of Vickie Greenhouse of Vermont, Jack Greenhouse of Germantown, MD, and the late Joel Greenhouse; beloved sister of Hannah Moss of Los Angeles, Ca, Ruth Fischer of Rhode Island and Albert Joseph of Cleveland, Oh; loving grandmother of Meghan Greenhouse and Sarah Joy. Services at SOL LEVINSON AND BROS, INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road,...
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Jacques Kelly | June 13, 2014
On a drive along Cromwell Bridge Road east of Towson, you'll notice a classic white barn surrounded by a stretch of wooden fencing. Follow the entry drive at Cromwell Valley Park and you'll encounter a modest green sign marked Talmar. Talmar stands for Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland. It's a nonprofit therapy center where participants get their hands a little dirty during a day's work. Its home is a handful of acres containing rows of flower beds and greenhouses and a 50-hen chicken coop.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2010
"Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?" — Maurice Maeterlinck On a sun-splashed late autumn morning, the Druid Hill Park Conservatory, that wonderful whimsical-looking building from the age of Queen Victoria, is a brilliant symphony of curved glass and light. It makes a visitor to this quiet western corner of Baltimore's 600-acre Druid Hill Park think that he's gotten lost and ended up instead in Belle Epoque London, Vienna or Paris.
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By Samuel Goldreich and Samuel Goldreich,Staff writer | December 5, 1990
The aisles and checkout lines at the Silk Greenhouse store in Pasadena are crowded with shoppers carrying armloads of artificial flower arrangements, poinsettias and ornamental wreaths.The windows are decorated with festive miniature pine trees dressed up in shimmery tinsel and red and gold Christmas bulbs.But the signs on the door suggest that something other than holiday cheer is at work here at the Silk Greenhouse in T. J. Maxx Festival Mall on Ritchie Highway."All Sales Final." "All Items 50 Percent Off."
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By Phillip Davis and Phillip Davis,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 5, 1991
CHANTILLY, Va. -- As a United Nations conference on global warming opened here yesterday, the United States pledged for the first time to stabilize the amount of "greenhouse" gases it emits into the air."America's climate-change strategy includes actions that will result in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in the year 2000 being equal to or below 1987 levels," Michael R. Deland, chairman of the President's Council on Environmental Quality, told the first session of the 10-day U.N. conference.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | November 1, 1992
Re-creating the county's lost shoreline marshes became a little easier last week, thanks to thousands of motorists who purchased special Chesapeake Bay license plates.Anne Arundel County officials opened a greenhouse in South County Friday, paid for by $50,000 from license plate sales, that will allow them to more than double the production of aquatic grasses."Our shoreline is going to look a lot better, and the Chesapeake Bay will be a lot healthier because of the work being done right here," County Executive Robert R. Neall said.
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By Michael R. Driscoll and Michael R. Driscoll,Staff writer | October 13, 1991
Just because we are approaching the winter months is no reason to stop relaxing in the garden. Just bring it indoors -- into your greenhouse or solarium, that is.A properly designed solar room can be anideal way to keep up the spirits of both people and plants.For the average citizen who doesn't have access to either a college's department of agriculture or the resources of a well-stocked professional plant nursery, greenhouses come in two varieties -- the traditional greenhouse and the solarium.
NEWS
By Douglas Birch | December 4, 1991
A leading architect of the nation's science policy cautioned yesterday that the United States should continue to move slowly in placing new controls on the production of greenhouse gases thought to contribute to global warming."
NEWS
February 25, 2014
It came as no surprise to hear that certain U.S. Supreme Court justices hold misgivings about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants - and potentially other stationary sources. In arguments before the court Monday, it was apparent that even some of the liberal justices have doubts about how far the EPA's statutory authority can be pushed in this regard. But one thing was also clear, at least if one can draw conclusions based on the questions presented to the lawyers arguing Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA: A majority of the court appears content to let stand its 2007 ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA that held that the agency can consider carbon dioxide a pollutant despite its ubiquity.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2013
The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications - an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants. The Howard County startup running these bioreactors hasn't hit on an entirely new idea. The U.S. Department of Energy started funding projects related to algae and power plants at least 35 years ago, but the focus largely has been on growing algae for fuel.
NEWS
July 29, 2013
The dog days of summer are upon us, and most Marylanders are more inclined to reach for beach-friendly paperbacks than a 265-page treatise on climate change. That's a shame, because the latest effort to address greenhouse gas emissions in Maryland - an ambitious plan released last week by Gov. Martin O'Malley - ought to be required reading, particularly by those who dismiss such efforts as too costly or unnecessary. Here's the CliffsNotes version: Climate change is real, it's accelerating, it's potentially disastrous, and Maryland, with its hundreds of miles of coastline, wetlands and coastal development, is more vulnerable than most.
NEWS
June 11, 2013
The latest word on climate change is not good — world emissions of carbon dioxide from energy use rose 1.4 percent last year to set a new record, according to the International Energy Agency. At this pace, the agency reports, global temperatures could rise a startling 9 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100, which would be disastrous for all nations. And yet this latest report has received minimal attention in the United States, at least outside the climate science community and its usual advocates.
FEATURES
By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2013
I was given a potted hydrangea flower as an Easter gift. Can I plant that outdoors? Mophead (Grandiflora) hydrangeas are hardy outdoors, but yours was bred for greenhouse culture and forced into bloom for the holidays, so its chances are less certain. Sometimes they make the transition fine. Because it is essentially a houseplant at this point, adjust it to outdoor temperatures slowly over several days or wait until your indoor temperatures and the outdoor temperatures are similar before taking it outdoors.
EXPLORE
March 15, 2013
Students at The Arrow Center for Education Fair Meadows Campus in Harford County are getting their hands dirty. Even with snow is in the forecast earlier this month, conditions inside the Arrow Greenhouse were ideal for getting a jump start on the growing season. The greenhouse is a key component of the Horticulture Program that The Arrow Center for Education Fair Meadows Campus offers to its students. Students are able to learn skills and study specific trades within the horticulture field, and students in the school's Vocational Placement program are able to apply business skills they study to a real-world application as they manage the inventory of greenhouse supplies, market, and sell plants and arrangements.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1997
George J. Simpson Sr., a greenhouse owner who transformed his business of selling tomatoes as a truck farmer in Baltimore into a year-round operation with 50 greenhouses, died of brain cancer Saturday at his Clarksville farm.Mr. Simpson, 68, was well-known throughout Howard County for the estimated 30,000 poinsettias and 4 million bedding plants he grew yearly at Cherry Brae Hothouse and Garden Center on Simpson Road.According to family members and friends, Mr. Simpson had been ill since surgery in October.
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By Mary Gold and Mary Gold,Contributing writer | March 10, 1991
Chances are the plants you will buy for this summer's garden got their start right here in Howard County. Our area is home to many seasonal wholesalers who raise bedding and container plants for garden centers and roadside stands.From January through June, Poplar Springsresident Deborah Hall manages a small greenhouse operation owned by her friends Tom and Sherri Smith at their Spring Mill Farm in West Friendship.She says the informal partnership evolved naturally from their high school friendship and shared love of plants.
FEATURES
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
A consortium of Northeastern states including Maryland has agreed to reset a power plant emissions cap to current levels and to tighten it annually starting in 2015, an action officials said would increase investment in energy efficiency and slightly raise electricity prices, besides cutting pollution. The change amounts to a 45 percent reduction in the cap's ceiling, which has far exceeded actual pollution levels because of improved energy efficiency, increased renewable power generation, mild weather and the slumping economy.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
Carroll Martin Radebaugh, a horticulturalist who was an owner of a well-known Towson nursery and greenhouse, died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 92 and had lived for many years at his family's Burke Avenue compound. Born in Baltimore County, he was the son of George Walker and Anna Jeannette Martin Radebaugh, who cultivated vegetables in outdoor frames in the mid-1920s and started Radebaugh Florists and Greenhouse. He was a 1937 graduate of Towson High School, where he also competed in varsity basketball, soccer and baseball.
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