| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:01 PM
President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Environmental regulators said Wednesday that construction on the Harbor Point project in Baltimore could begin by the end of the month, after they approved a plan to measure air quality at the former factory site laced with toxic chemicals.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In a commentary published March 6 in The Baltimore Sun, Why is O'Malley giving poultry polluters a free ride?, the authors, both of the Food & Water Watch organization, claim that the chicken companies operating on Maryland's Eastern Shore are the "bay'...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Neighborhood streets far from downtown will receive regular street sweeping for the first time starting next month.
But residents won't see signs telling them when to move their cars off the street. They also won't face fines or towing for failure to do...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Gas prices in Maryland reached a six-month high of $3.54 per gallon on Friday, a price last seen at local pumps in September, according to AAA.
Increases in gas prices are common at the start of spring.
Friday's statewide average price of gas is 7...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Ana Rule stepped onto a balcony outside the Inn at the Black Olive Sunday morning to check the first results of an unusual air-monitoring effort — one intended to make sure official monitoring across the street is accurate.
The hotel in Baltimore'...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:30 AM
In a letter to the editor ("Md. leads the region in reducing stormwater runoff," Jan. 10), Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert Summers took issue with concerns I expressed earlier in The Sun ("Bay advocates say state lax in...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:34 AM
The cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay has posed an extraordinary challenge. It has taken decades of effort, cost billions of dollars and required shared sacrifice from setting aside shoreline "buffer" strips to banning phosphate detergents. Now comes word...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:56 PM
UPPER MARLBORO — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of an effort to address greenhouse gas pollution...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:41 AM
With significantly less development and growth recently than anticipated in Havre de Grace, Mayor Wayne Dougherty is recommending a minimum increase of 15 percent in water and sewer rates to ensure the financial health of the city's water and sewer fund...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Environmental activists warn that construction of a 21-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Baltimore and Harford counties could affect the region's drinking-water system, as the $180 million project cuts across more than three dozen streams feeding...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:02 PM
If you own a car in Maryland, you know the experience. Every two years, you get a light brown envelope from the Motor Vehicle Administration with a bill for your automobile registration fee — $77.50 per year as of July, and more if your vehicle...