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  • Study: Pollution trading could trim bay cleanup costs

    Study: Pollution trading could trim bay cleanup costs
    Steep projected costs for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay could be trimmed by billions of dollars, a new study suggests, by allowing polluters to buy "credits" for less-expensive reductions made by others. The study, presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
  • A better way to ensure the bay's bounty

    A better way to ensure the bay's bounty
    More crabs to catch and fewer rules by which to catch 'em. That'd be the Holy Grail for Chesapeake watermen. It's why top crabbers in Maryland, from Havre de Grace to Smith Island, have been traveling monthly, for the past 18 months, to long and...
  • Gas industry slams Bay Foundation fracking video

    Gas industry slams Bay Foundation fracking video
    An industry group is accusing the Chesapeake Bay Foundation of misrepresenting the facts in a video investigation the environmental group released last fall purporting to show natural gas wells and processing facilities spewing invisible plumes of...
  • Power grid operator to consider canceling major transmission line projects

    Power grid operator to consider canceling major transmission line projects
    The state's power grid operator does not need a $3.3 billion pair of transmission line projects built through Maryland because the weak economy has slowed demand for electricity, the staff of operator PJM Interconnection has concluded. The staff will...
  • Plan to cut menhaden harvest advances, but questions arise

    Plan to cut menhaden harvest advances, but questions arise
    A plan to reduce fishing for Atlantic menhaden along the East Coast moved ahead Wednesday, though the scale of the cutback came into question amid new doubts about how much overfishing has hurt the economically and ecologically important species. A panel...
  • Residents sue over Sparrows Point pollution

    Residents sue over Sparrows Point pollution
    Residents around Sparrows Point filed suit Thursday against the owners of the Baltimore County steel mill and a cement plant on the peninsula, contending that neighbors' health has been put at risk and their property contaminated by pollution from...
  • With new buyer, Sparrows Point faces a possible end to decades of steelmaking

    With new buyer, Sparrows Point faces a possible end to decades of steelmaking
    Steel from Sparrows Point built the Golden Gate Bridge, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, hundreds of ships for World War II and livelihoods for tens of thousands of Baltimore-area families. The story of the massive steel mill follows the arc of American...
  • Dr. Rose C. Kurz

    Dr. Rose C. Kurz
    Dr. Rose C. Kurz, a retired psychiatric nurse and educator who had been a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization, died Aug. 3 of complications after surgery at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The Forest Hill resident was 85. Rose...
  • Bay restoration: One thing Marylanders agree on

    Bay restoration: One thing Marylanders agree on
    Look who's smiling now? Even as the Maryland General Assembly was heading toward a budgetary train wreck last week, there was one unlikely group that had trouble believing its good fortune coming out of the 90-day session — the state's...
  • Crab population has rebounded, state says

    Crab population has rebounded, state says
    Rebounding from near-collapse four years ago, the Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs are more plentiful than they've been in nearly two decades, with a record crop of young, Maryland officials announced Thursday. The annual winter survey of Maryland and...
  • Environmental groups seek Bay lawsuit dismissal

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other environmental groups have urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the federal government's plan for reducing pollution fouling the estuary. The lawsuit filed in 2011 by the American Farm...
  • Proposal would require best septic technology

    The O'Malley administration is proposing a regulation that in most of the state would require builders of new homes using septic systems to install more costly models that reduce water pollution. The Maryland Department of the Environment acknowledges...