Air pollution


Report: Md. Zip Codes Among Nation’s Most Polluted

A new report says the Curtis Bay and Brooklyn areas outside Baltimore are among the nation’s most polluted zip codes.


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CBF: Infrared Video Shows Gas Drilling Pollution

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says infrared videos show air pollution coming from natural gas sites springing up across the country.



RG Steel To Pay $135K For Alleged Air Violations

The new owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill outside Baltimore must pay $135,000 for alleged air pollution violations.


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Md. Ranks 5th In Nation For Toxic Air, Coal-Burning Plants Blamed

A new report reveals the air you’re breathing in Maryland is some of the most toxic in the nation. But our No. 5 ranking may be misleading.


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NASA Continuing Air Quality Flights Over Md., D.C.

NASA is continuing low-level flights over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor to help improve satellites’ ability to measure air quality.


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Program Aims To Replace Old Trucks Serving Ports

A program aimed at cleaning up the air in the mid-Atlantic region is encouraging short-haul truck operators serving ports in the region to trade in clunkers for newer vehicles.



Md. Cement Plant At Odds With State And Feds

A Hagerstown cement plant targeted by federal regulators for alleged air pollution says it’s been trying for nearly three years to get a state permit for its increased sulfur dioxide emissions.


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NASA Planes Coming To Baltimore

Marylanders are being warned to be on the lookout as their planes fly as low as 1,000 feet over some major Maryland roads in the coming month. It’s all part of a major plan by NASA to help study air pollution over major cities.


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Md. Fines Mount St. Mary’s For Air Pollution

The Maryland Department of the Environment is fining Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg $40,000 for air pollution violations.



Burning Cleaner Fuel, Making Baltimore Greener

The city unveils its latest effort to make Baltimore greener.