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Environmental Groups Sue WSSC Over Plant

Environmental groups are suing the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for alleged Clean Water Act violations, claiming a water filtration plant Potomac is polluting the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.

02/12/2014

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Md. Environmentalists Against Repeal Of The Rain Tax Outline Benefits

With some in the state legislature moving to repeal the so-called “rain tax,” those in favor of keeping it promise a fight.

01/20/2014

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Trying To Reduce Stormwater Runoff In Maryland

A Maryland environmental official is starting a tour around the state to talk about efforts to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff.

11/20/2013

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DNR Seeks Riders To Test New ATV Trail

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is looking for riders to evaluate a new off-road vehicle trail in the Savage River State Forest.

10/24/2013

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Md. Expands Scrap Tire Collection Program

The state of Maryland is pumping more money into scrap tire collection.

10/18/2013

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National Aquarium In Baltimore Overhaul Creates Coral Ecosystem

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is completing one of the biggest overhauls in its 32-year history with a massive new centerpiece exhibit that features 1,000 animals and 3,000 hand-sculpted coral replicas as their environment.

07/31/2013

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Gov. O’Malley Releases Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to release a greenhouse gas reduction plan.

07/25/2013

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Chesapeake Bay Restoration Makes Progress But Won’t Reach Goal

Washington, D.C., and states within the Chesapeake Bay watershed are making progress to reduce pollution flowing into the hobbled estuary but none is on track to meet cleanup commitments set this year, an analysis by environmental groups concludes.

07/08/2013

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Heat Prompts Code Orange Air Quality Alert In Baltimore Area

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Tuesday in the Baltimore metro area.

06/25/2013

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Oysters More Effective Than Previously Believed In Filtering Water

Scientists knew oysters were good for the bay but they never knew how good until now.

04/30/2013

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Bay Restoration Goals One-Quarter To One-Third Met

The Chesapeake Bay Program says states in the bay watershed are about one-quarter to one-third of the way toward meeting goals for cutting the bay’s three main pollutants by 2025.

04/30/2013

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Md. Environmentalists To Announce Wicomico Groundwater Response

Maryland environmental officials plan to brief residents on how they will respond to groundwater contamination in Wicomico County.

04/30/2013

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