| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:52 PM
A federal judge on Friday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's right to impose a pollution "diet" for the Chesapeake Bay, rejecting a legal challenge to the restoration effort from farmers' and builders' groups.
U.S. District Judge Sylvia H....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:23 AM
The Washington-Baltimore region is ranked worst on the East Coast for smog, also known as ground-level ozone. The common air pollutant shortens lives, and its presence causes those alerts when children, the sick and the elderly are warned to stay indoors....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Before The Sun and its readers start hyperventilating about the Maryland Department of Agriculture's decision to delay (not abandon) the proposed Phosphorous Management Tool regulation, it is important to share some insights into this common-sense...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at the Dominion Cove Point Terminal has long been a model of industrial and environmental cooperation. More than 1,000 acres of pristine beach, forest and marsh lands in southern Maryland are conserved, while at...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The controversy over exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay has become an issue in the race for Maryland's State House, at least among the Democratic candidates for governor.
Saying the environmental costs are too high, Montgomery County...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:10 PM
A lawsuit challenging the use of pollution "trading" to clean up the Chesapeake Bay was thrown out Friday, removing another legal hurdle to a federally imposed plan to restore the ailing estuary's water quality.
Judge Rudolph Contreras in the U.S....
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Thirty years ago, the governors in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania; the mayor of D.C.; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator signed the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, solemnly pledging to stem the flow of pollutants and bring the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A tall chain link fence and bright yellow signs showing "Demolition in Progress" scrawled in black marker signal the start of a transformation at 910 Frederick Road.
The property at that address — formerly a Baltimore County Department of Social...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:43 PM
— A decade after a vast power outage shut down the Northeast, the electricity grid remains "highly vulnerable" to blackouts because of extreme weather events fueled by climate change, a report issued Monday by the White House and the Energy...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Leadership, more than any other factor, shapes how federal employees view their workplaces, says Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service.
The Washington-based nonprofit, which encourages careers in public service, found...