| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The Maryland Department of the Environment recently revealed a draft rule that would finally require coal-powered plants in the Baltimore-Washington region to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 48 percent over the next four years ("New coal plant...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The shelving of a plan to build a new CSX rail facility in the West Baltimore residential neighborhood of Morrell Park was decried recently as a setback for regional job growth and a sign of failed leadership by CSX. But articles in The Baltimore Sun...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences.
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Nearly half of the people in the United States live in counties with unhealthy air. Sources from gas-fueled lawn and garden equipment, vehicles, and large industrial buildings like power plants and factories emit pollutants. This results in two forms of...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 11:52 AM
A voracious Asian beetle that's killed millions of ash trees across North America has finally been spotted in Baltimore, posing a costly and difficult challenge for a city that stands to lose more than 200,000 of its most common trees to the exotic pest's...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Discussing the weather might once have been an alternative to arguing about politics, but not in Maryland in 2014.
Before the front that brought torrential rains to Maryland Tuesday had even passed, it became the basis for an attack by Republican...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:19 AM
As Maryland considers options for cutting climate-warming emissions from existing power plants, the good news is we're already ahead of most other states in meeting new targets proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But let's not rest on...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Federal regulators approved new pollution limits Monday for Maryland's coastal bays aimed at restoring water quality in the shallow lagoons that serve both as playground for Ocean City vacationers and vital habitat for fish and wildlife.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Emmy Dallam of the Bel Air area was named Miss Harford County Farm Bureau for 2014 Thursday evening at the Harford County Farm Fair.
"It was a very good contest," Emmy, 17, said after the contest, which was held in the pavilion at the Harford County...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:12 AM
The crisis may have eased in Toledo, but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and rivers across the country, including here in Maryland.
Lake Williston, a swimming hole...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:38 AM
Poor air quality, at levels hazardous to children and the elderly, is forecast in the Baltimore area Tuesday, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment.
The agency expects "Code Orange" conditions between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:05 AM
While many of her friends spent the summer swimming or going to amusement parks, 11-year-old Asley Ventura, of Laurel, had fun participating in a space camp at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab.
During the two-week camp, Asley and about...