Pollution

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.

03/04/2015

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

chesapeake bay water

University Of Maryland Studies Hormones In Chesapeake Tributaries

University of Maryland researchers are getting federal funds to study the concentration and effects of hormone pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

10/28/2014

little patuxent river, stream

$1.7M Little Patuxent River Restoration To Help Trap Pollutants

Often solving a big problem means tackling a lot of smaller ones first.

10/14/2014

oysters

Volunteers Act As Oyster Nannies In Inner Harbor Cleanup Effort

It’s an investment of time and effort, but the payoff of a cleaner bay is still far from certain.

09/24/2014

Potomac River

Man Gets 10 Months For Dumping Waste In Potomac River

A man who managed a company hired to clean the National Mall storm water sewer system and pleaded guilty to dumping debris and wastewater into the Potomac River has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.

09/24/2014

water generic

Md.’s Smaller Coastal Bays Now Focus Of Pollution Reduction

Next to the Chesapeake, Maryland’s smaller coastal bays haven’t received as much attention when it comes to pollution. Now that’s over.

08/12/2014

fortdetrick

U.S. Seeks Dismissal Of Fort Detrick Pollution Suit

The federal government asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a developer’s lawsuit alleging that groundwater pollution from Fort Detrick in Frederick reduced the value of private land next door.

07/31/2014

air pollution

Breathing Easier? Satellites Show The Air Down Here On Earth Is Cleaner Than It Used To Be

It’s not just space NASA focuses on. A fleet of satellites also studies the Earth. That vantage point is showing most of us are breathing cleaner air.

06/27/2014

wetland, inner harbor

More Floating Wetlands Going Into Polluted Inner Harbor

An ambitious plan to someday make one of the state’s most polluted bodies of water swimmable and fishable continues with a new round of raft construction and plantings.

05/21/2014

fort detrick

Md. Developer Sues Army, Alleging Water Pollution

A Frederick developer is suing the Army for alleged groundwater pollution on private property next to Fort Detrick.

05/13/2014

fish kill investigation

Cause Of Floating Dead Fish In Maryland Waters Remains A Mystery

As quickly as it started, a fish kill in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor appears to be easing.

04/29/2014

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