In one of the more disgusting milestones in Baltimore history, the Inner Harbor's water wheel trash collector "Mr. Trash Wheel" has gathered its one millionth pound of cigarettes, trash and other debris from city waters.Read more
The managers of Maryland's pension fund have begun considering the effect their investments have on climate change and how to minimize the carbon footprint of the state's $45 billion portfolio.Read more
State environmental officials signed off Tuesday on a list of projects aimed at reducing the amount of pollution that rain washes into the Chesapeake Bay.
But advocates for the environment said the efforts proposed by the state's 10 largest jurisdictions are inadequate to the job of restoring the estuary.
A morning of birds and fish, all signs pointing toward a healthier bayRead more
The Baltimore County Council voted unanimously Monday to halt large-scale solar power projects on farmland for four months while the county considers rules for them.
Councilman Wade Kach pushed the measure in response to a growing interest among farmers in leasing their fields to energy companies seeking to install solar panel arrays.Read more
HEBRON — On an isolated 100 acres of farmland where corn and soybeans once grew, a different sort of crop has sprouted — one that hums quietly when skies are clear.
The garden of thousands of photovoltaic panels, creaking occasionally as each one pivots like a sunflower watching the sun cross the sky, this year began powering 13,000 homes as one of the largest solar farms in the state, for now.Read more