Pollution

air pollution

Court Orders EPA To Redo Air-Pollution Limits In 13 States

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

07/28/2015

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EPA Says It Intends To Regulate Emissions By US Airliners

The government is proposing to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming and therefore should be regulated.

06/10/2015

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Baltimore Smog Meets Federal Limit For First Time

Scientists have announced that Baltimore’s smog levels no longer exceed the limit set by the Environmental Protection Agency, but some people are still at risk from breathing the air.

06/05/2015

healthy harbor

Officials Hope For A Healthy Harbor You Can Swim In By 2020

Pollution you can and can’t see continues to take a toll on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

06/04/2015

air pollution

Appeals Court Sides With EPA On Air Pollution Limits

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency complied with the law in deciding which areas of the country failed to meet federal limits on smog-forming pollution that can cause asthma and respiratory illness.

06/02/2015

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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

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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

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$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

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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

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