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  • Whose Poop?: A new project measures sewage and dog waste entering the Jones Falls from stormwater

    Whose Poop?: A new project measures sewage and dog waste entering the Jones Falls from stormwater
    A slight scent of detergent is in the air as Alice Volpitta, Water Quality Manager for the clean-water advocacy group Blue Water Baltimore (BWB), takes a few careful steps down the top of a poured-concrete slope on the banks of the Jones Falls, just above where the river descends underground near Amtrak’s Penn Station. A steady stream of soapy-smelling water courses down the slope out of a pipe that’s runs underneath Falls Road, and as Volpitta approaches the pipe’s mouth, called an outfall, a car drives by. 
  • Wandering Eye: The faked-drug-dog-certification case gets interesting, an algae virus that makes you stupid, and more

    Wandering Eye: The faked-drug-dog-certification case gets interesting, an algae virus that makes you stupid, and more
    The faked-drug-dog-certification case winding through federal court in Baltimore has gotten interesting again, but not due to lawyers arguing over whether the use of fraudulent documents in litigation amounts to a violation of the prosecutors' duty of...

    The Oyster Counters: On the water with the scientists on Maryland's 75th annual Chesapeake Bay oyster survey

    The Oyster Counters: On the water with the scientists on Maryland's 75th annual Chesapeake Bay oyster survey
    It’s dark outside, and the pre-dawn Monday morning traffic in Baltimore’s Harbor Tunnel is light. I just made a mad dash out of bed, into my truck, and to the ATM and gas station, thinking I’d overslept to make a timely 7 a.m. arrival...

    Vaccination Nation

    Vaccination Nation
    We all know the scene: a cold, sterile room; sleeve rolled up to expose the soft flesh of the forearm or shoulder; the smell of iodine; the sight of the alarming circle-covered-by-throwing-star shape that denotes biohazardous waste—“sharps.&...

    Puffing through the great "vape" debate over electronic cigarettes

    Puffing through the great "vape" debate over electronic cigarettes
    Recently, I started huffing vapors produced by heating up compounds used in some types of antifreeze. If swallowed, the liquid I'm vaporizing can be poisonous, even fatal, especially to children. No one yet knows what the long-term health effects of...