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.
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.
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.
Pollution you can and can’t see continues to take a toll on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
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.
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.
It averages out to a D+: the same grade the last time the bay’s health was measured in 2012.
University of Maryland researchers are getting federal funds to study the concentration and effects of hormone pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Often solving a big problem means tackling a lot of smaller ones first.
It’s an investment of time and effort, but the payoff of a cleaner bay is still far from certain.
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.
Next to the Chesapeake, Maryland’s smaller coastal bays haven’t received as much attention when it comes to pollution. Now that’s over.