| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:30 AM
I am writing in response to Chris Wood's commentary about pollution in the Chesapeake Bay ("Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate," June 18).
As a girl raised for more than 13 years in Maryland, I grew up boating,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely.
Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say.
Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Before going for a dip in the bay or hopping on water skis this summer, there's a way to know how much bacteria is in the water.
The Maryland Department of the Environment posts swimming advisories on an interactive online map at marylandhealthybeaches....
| Jun 22, 2014
| 11:00 AM
This spring, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took some long-overdue steps to fix the Clean Water Act, ending confusion over which streams and wetlands are protected by the law. Loopholes in the law created over the past decade have left more...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:30 AM
For too long and by too many, confronting climate change has been seen through the prism of economic sacrifice. Reducing greenhouse gases is viewed as a burden to growth and employment opportunity, the cause of global warming a fixation of left-wing...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Many supposedly bee-friendly flowers and home garden plants being sold by major retailers have been pretreated with pesticides implicated in bee declines, according to a study by Friends of the Earth and other organizations, including the Maryland...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:39 AM
While Maryland and most other Chesapeake Bay states are making decent progress in reducing pollution fouling the estuary, Pennsylvania is "substantially off track" and will receive additional federal help and backup action if necessary, the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It is irreversible now.
And there's a word that should get everybody's attention. Last month, two groups of scientists, publishing separately in the journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters, issued reports that came to alarmingly similar...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Carroll County has agreed to pay a $40,000 penalty after a federally led inspection found the county had failed to properly protect its streams and waterways from polluted stormwater runoff.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced earlier this...