Maryland Environment

  • Baltimore to use new form of financing for green infrastructure projects to fight water pollution

    Baltimore to use new form of financing for green infrastructure projects to fight water pollution

    Baltimore public works officials will announce a plan Monday to use a new form of financing to help pay for $10 million in green infrastructure projects designed to reduce water pollution from stormwater runoff.

  • Maryland regulators approve Potomac River gas pipeline

    Maryland regulators will allow a Canadian energy company to route a controversial natural gas pipeline through the state and beneath the Potomac River, but will subject the project to safeguards they say will protect the river and groundwater. The state’s decision was announced Friday, the deadline...

  • Howard County launches tennis ball recycling initiative

    Howard County launches tennis ball recycling initiative

    The characteristics of a good tennis ball are pretty simple: yellow, fuzzy and bouncy. But what happens to tennis balls when they fall flat? In Howard County, Bureau Chief for Parks and Program Services John Marshall said that while a few may be found on the bottom of chair legs or in dogs’ jaws,...

  • Proposals to purify, expand Maryland's renewable energy supply fail

    Proposals to purify, expand Maryland's renewable energy supply fail

    Environmentalists presented the Maryland General Assembly with two options this year: Double the state’s renewable energy requirement to supplying half of the electricity Marylanders use, or go even further and aim to eliminate all dependence on fossil fuels. Lawmakers in the House of Delegates...

  • 'Clamming' operations continue at Conowingo Dam to remove river debris

    'Clamming' operations continue at Conowingo Dam to remove river debris

    Efforts continue at Conowingo Dam to remove the unusually large river debris field that has piled up this winter behind the Harford County side of the dam. The collection of wood, plastic, metal and other detritus coming down the Susquehanna River from the north is the most in 20 years, according...

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