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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Leaking money, Clack Flack, Debt Beats, and Growler Power.

    Leaking money Baltimore City’s spending panel, the board of estimates, had a longer-than-usual meeting July 11, as sparks flew over City Hall’s telephone system, a pay package for Fire Chief James Clack, and a new way to solicit bids and award...
  • As Ehrlich and O'Malley run for office again, here's a look at which state budget pie slices grew and shrank the most

    Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has had a rough go of it, budget-wise, during his ongoing four-year term. Maryland’s economy, like the nation’s, was jolted by a crisis on a scale unseen in generations. As a result, the state’s revenue...
  • Baltimore's homeless youth make do in a city that doesn't know they're there

    Emmanuel is a thoughtful 23-year-old with cargo pants, stylish sideburns, and a tendency to insert Biblical quotes into conversation. “Jesus said that foxes have holes and birds have nests but the son of man have not a place to rest his head,”...
  • Best Reason to Live Here, Best Neighborhood, Best Car-Free Weekend Getaway, Best Day Trip From Baltimore, Best Landmark, and more.

    Best Reason to Live Here Don't need one We don't need a reason to live in Baltimore, good, bad, or "best." We're here now, and we probably couldn't sell our house if we tried, and anyway, why bother? Every year a hundred magazines and cheesy web sites...
  • Gregg Bernstein will soon be Baltimore's state's attorney. Get to know him

    Defense attorney Gregg Bernstein spent $11.14 in campaign funds for each of the 31,703 votes Democrats cast for him in defeating longtime Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy in the September primary election. At first glance, this would...
  • Baltimore's Michael Dougherty writes and directs a movie inspired by Joss Whedon's Serenity

    Capt. Laura Matthews (Heather Fagan) doesn’t like her situation one bit. The hardened Browncoat of the Unification War is already uneasy about taking on a risky and illegal job, one that includes pilot Petra Jo Chen (Miriam Pultro). Petra has been...
  • The rise and fall--and rise?--of Baltimore's community schools movement

    If a child has to squint to see the blackboard, she may have trouble learning the multiplication tables. If she is often absent to stay home and babysit her brother, her understanding of history will be patchy. If her mother is a drug addict,...
  • The MICA professor on food systems, ecology, and the "Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary" project

    "Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary" Brown Center's Falvey Hall, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Over the 2009-'10 academic year, Hugh Pocock led a class called the Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary (BFED) at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Pocock, a MICA...
  • BioEYES aims to get students excited about science

    On a recent Friday morning, a class of fifth-graders at Coldstream Park Elementary were not so much attentive as enthralled. Some students oohed and aaahed over a microscope where an anesthetized zebrafish larva lay, its heart visibly beating through...
  • U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges

    U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges
    A landmark agreement on climate change between the U.S. and China, the world's top two polluting nations, faced immediate challenges from experts who warned that it would require an overhaul of China's economy and from Republicans in Congress who vowed to...
  • Lincoln Park Apartments in Hampton are nearly vacant

    Less than a year after the first moving vans arrived, the city's largest public housing complex is now nearly devoid of life. Lincoln Park Apartments is nearly vacant, save for six families and a few staff members keeping watch over the facility along...
  • Secrets in the dirt

     Secrets in the dirt
    When Fort Monroe's Directorate of Public Works conducted the first archaeological assessment of the historic Army post in 1978, it didn't see much potential for uncovering subterranean secrets. Every sign of prehistoric habitation was believed to have...