Environment

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

Chesapeake Bay health

Chesapeake Bay Health Improves, But Not Enough

It averages out to a D+: the same grade the last time the bay’s health was measured in 2012.

01/05/2015

wind turbines

New Study Says Wind Energy Has Double Benefits

A new study released Thursday find a double benefit from increasing wind energy in Maryland.

12/04/2014

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Baltimore Bag Ban Passes City Council Vote

In Baltimore, the controversy continues over plastic bags. Monday night, the city council voted to ban the bags. Supporters say it will help get litter out of the harbor but others argue it’s bad for local businesses and their customers.

11/17/2014

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Baltimore Beautifying Project Recycles Building Materials And Lives

The project designed to give train passengers a better view and neighborhoods a better life.

11/05/2014

tennis court

Md. Company Pleads Guilty To Water Pollution

A Baltimore County company that makes sports coating for surfaces like tennis courts has pleaded guilty to water pollution and agreed to pay $20,000 to the Maryland Clean Water Fund.

10/31/2014

environmental education, green grant

$75,000 Federal Grant Means More Green For Green Education In Baltimore

It’s a big investment in little kids–$75,000 worth.

10/02/2014

chesapeake bay

Liquefied Natural Gas To Be Exported From Chesapeake Bay Terminal

Federal regulators have approved Dominion Energy’s proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

09/30/2014

bay

Nearly $4M Grant To Improve The Chesapeake Bay’s Livability

It doesn’t have to be big to make a difference, but it can take money.

06/18/2014

chesapeake bay water

Challenge To Chesapeake Cleanup Tests EPA Power

Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration’s plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, seeking to counter an election-year legal challenge by farmers and 21 attorneys general that could shape future U.S. environmental policy.

04/29/2014

fish kill investigation

Atlantic Menhaden Fish Kill Under Investigation In Canton

Hundreds of dead fish are floating to the surface in the Inner Harbor and Patapsco River. Right now, it’s a mystery what’s causing it. It’s the first fish kill of the season.

04/28/2014

Potomac River

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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