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.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Tuesday in the Baltimore metro area.
Scientists knew oysters were good for the bay but they never knew how good until now.
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.
Maryland environmental officials plan to brief residents on how they will respond to groundwater contamination in Wicomico County.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says his annual environmental audit has found the need for enhanced enforcement of pollution laws.
Following the lawsuit that brought national attention to Maryland farmers, a group of academics is working to find out what legal resources the stewards of Maryland’s largest industry may want.
Environmentalists got some of what they wanted from Maryland lawmakers during the legislative session that headed toward adjournment Monday, including an offshore wind bill and a divisive measure designed to help farmers comply with Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations.
Baltimore has an active conservation-minded community and there are a number of Earth Day events being held in the area.
A Maryland Senate committee has approved an agriculture certainty bill that has split support from environmental groups.
A watershed-protection group wants the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board to overturn a Potomac River pollution permit for a federal complex in Shepherdstown and instead impose Maryland’s tougher sampling requirements.
The University of Maryland is seeking volunteers for a coast-to-coast study of trees and climate change.