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.
When the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, bald eagles had nearly disappeared from most of the United States. The lower 48 states were home to barely 400 nesting pairs of bald eagles, due primarily to widespread use of the pesticide DDT.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it is seeking volunteers to teach children about the Chesapeake Bay and other state waterways.
For three long years, farmer Alan Hudson and his wife were the defendants in the pollution lawsuit filed by the Waterkeeper Alliance. Hudson, who works his 100-year-old family farm in Berlin, said the impact on his family has been enormous and long-lasting.
Hundreds of Johns Hopkins University students are calling on the university administration to divest itself of fossil fuel holdings.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Tuesday he will consider changes to the Senate Finance Committee, if that is necessary to advance an offshore wind measure to the full Senate for debate in the upcoming legislative session.
Churches around Washington were welcoming cats, dogs, goldfish and other household pets for a special blessing.
Teachers in Maryland and Delaware are getting help in teaching about climate change.