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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

rain generic

Md. Environmentalists Against Repeal Of The Rain Tax Outline Benefits

With some in the state legislature moving to repeal the so-called “rain tax,” those in favor of keeping it promise a fight.

01/20/2014

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Group Touts Western Md. Trout Stream Restoration

A national conservation group is touting the restoration of a western Maryland trout stream polluted by acid mine drainage.

11/27/2013

(Credit; AP Photo/Kathleen Lange)

New Fertilizer Regulations Aimed To Cut Chesapeake Bay Pollution

Maryland agriculture officials say new fertilizer regulations may be phased in over the next year, instead of being implemented all at once in the fall.

09/06/2013

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Perdue, Farm Can’t Recoup Pollution Suit Fees

A federal judge has ruled that Perdue Farms and an Eastern Shore contract grower will not be able to recoup $3 million in legal fees after successfully defending themselves against a poultry pollution suit.

08/28/2013

sewer line

Environmental Group Wants More Done To Clean Up City Sewer System

There are charges that Baltimore City has broken its promise to clean up the harbor. The city pledged $1 billion to stop sewage leaks from pouring into the water.

08/01/2013

chesapeake bay

Chesapeake Bay Restoration Makes Progress But Won’t Reach Goal

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.

07/08/2013

bay water grade

Inner Harbor Water Quality Gets A Grade Of ‘C Minus’

A grade of “C minus” is a long way from the honor roll, but because it represents the water quality in the Inner Harbor, it’s better than expected.

06/03/2013

fortdetrick

Developer Seeks $37M For Fort Detrick Pollution

A Frederick developer is seeking $37 million for what it claims is the Army’s failure to stop toxic chemicals from Fort Detrick from polluting groundwater off post.

05/02/2013

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