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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Your electric bill never went down the way deregulators promised it would-and never will. It might get much, much worse.

    On Jan. 31 Clean Currents, a well-regarded supplier of "green" electric power to residents of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, suddenly ceased operations, saying a spike in wholesale power prices had forced it out of business. On Feb. 4 a...
  • The winners and losers in Maryland's pot debate in 2014

    Come Oct. 1, people in Maryland caught with less than 10 grams of pot will no longer face criminal penalties, thanks to the April 7 passage of a marijuana-decriminalization bill in the Maryland General Assembly, which Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) signed on...
  • Right now is also a favorable time to prepare for future adventures

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) On my 15th birthday, I finally figured out that eating dairy products was the cause of my chronic respiratory problems. From that day forward, I avoided foods made from cow's milk. My health improved. I kept up this regimen for...
  • PARKS AND REC

    PARKS AND REC
    Beartown State Park. Near Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, www.beartownstatepark.com. Known for its unusual rock formations rather than any actual bears, Beartown is over 100 acres and rich with trails and beautiful sites. Free to visit and open from...
  • News & Media

    News & Media
    BEST POLITICIAN Martin O’Malley Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D). Two O’Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall’s elections—...
  • Q&A: Amanda Blank Gets Deep

    Hailing from Philadelphia, MC Amanda Blank has been blowing heads with the way she works a rhyme for a good five-plus years, though only in the wider public eye for the last three or so. After guesting on singles and mixtapes from Spank Rock, Aaron...
  • Q&A: Local Composer David Smooke on the League of the Unsound Sound, March 20 at the Windup Space

    [caption id="attachment_3338" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="From davidsmooke.com"][/caption] On Sunday night the latest experimental music endeavor with firm Baltimore roots makes it local debut. Co-organized and -founded by local composer and...
  • Current Mood: Disgruntled

    On Sept. 26, the following letter appeared on the media blog Romenesko, a compendium of "media industry news, commentary, and memos," compiled by Jim Romenesko (view the original posting). The letter was signed by 100 Sun newsroom staffers and handed over...
  • In This Week's City Paper

    In the cover feature, Gadi Dechter goes long with the history of Galaxy tall tee. No links there, really, but in Mobtown Beat, Ryan Grim goes fishing with various groups, both environmental and sporting, trying to save the Chesapeake Bay's menhaden...
  • Behind the 8th Ball: 8th District Challengers Say Holton Not Visible Enough

    Ben Barnwell | Image by Photos by Jefferson Jackson Steele City Councilwoman Helen Holton Darryl Jefferson Andre Mahasa David Smallwood It's official. In 2026, Helen Holton won't be running for City Council. "If you find me here in 18 years," she...
  • We Feed Dead People

    The Office of Legislative Audits posted a gem last week: 34 pages examining the checks and balances on the state's welfare overseers. You can find the whole thing here, but the highlight is this: Food stamps and welfare checks went out to hundreds of...
  • Vacants to Value Web Site Goes Live

    A month or so back, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a new housing initiative called Vacants to Value that's supposed to get 1,500 of the city's abandoned houses renovated and occupied in the next year. As I reported a few weeks ago, that's like...