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Developers Await Fort Ritchie Environmental Study

An Army attorney says the Army hasn’t funded an environmental assessment needed to proceed with redevelopment of the former Fort Ritchie in western Maryland.

04/15/2012

Earth Day music

5 Songs For Earth Day

Here are 5 songs for Earth Day, to keep you rocking and keep you thinking about the environment.

04/09/2012

horticulture, garden, wetland

Gardeners, Students Team Up For Wetlands Project

Every week for the last two months, McDaniel College students have been teaming up with Carroll County master gardeners and neighbors near Westminster’s King Park to help transform an eyesore in the park into a thriving wetland.

04/06/2012

inner harbor

Floating Wetlands To Expand In Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s floating wetlands are growing.

04/02/2012

Perdue

No Settlement In Md. Poultry Pollution Suit

Lawyers have not reached a settlement in a poultry pollution case filed by a University of Maryland environmental law clinic.

03/29/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

House Passes 7.5 Percent Tax For Marcellus Shale

The House of Delegates has passed a 7.5 percent state severance tax on the wholesale market value of natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale in western Maryland.

03/27/2012

Chesapeake Bay

Report: Baltimore Source Of Most Toxic Releases

A new report says industrial facilities dumped 1.4 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Maryland waterways in 2010, mostly in the Baltimore area.

03/22/2012

wind power

Group Plans To Rally For Offshore Wind, Against Fracking

An environmental group plans to rally in Baltimore for offshore wind and against expanded drilling for natural gas in western Maryland.

03/08/2012

chesapeake bay water

EPA Evaluates States’ Chesapeake Bay Plans

An Environmental Protection Agency official says West Virginia has made the most improvement on its Chesapeake Bay restoration plans, and Pennsylvania has the most work to do.

02/17/2012

wind turbines

O’Malley Lobbies Lawmakers For Offshore Wind

Maryland’s governor lobbied lawmakers personally Tuesday for one of the key pieces of his environmental agenda, a reworked offshore wind power bill modeled on a New Jersey law.

02/15/2012

wind energy

Religious Leaders Supporting Offshore Wind

Religious leaders in Prince George’s County are calling on Maryland lawmakers to support offshore wind power development.

02/14/2012

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Rotting Radishes Cause Stink In Rural Western Md.

A type of radish grown as a winter cover crop is prompting complaints in western Maryland that it stinks when it rots.

02/14/2012

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