| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Scientists are predicting that the Chesapeake Bay's oxygen-starved "dead zone" will be slightly larger than average this summer.
Using computer modeling underwritten by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, researchers forecast that by...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:57 PM
A group of Baltimore students are calling on the school board to pull out of its agreement to purchase energy from a planned plant that would burn waste within a mile of two schools in one of the most polluted neighborhoods of the city.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:23 AM
Temperatures are forecast to hit the lower 90s Tuesday with the heat and sunshine fueling a rise in ozone pollution, prompting an air quality alert.
A "code orange" air quality alert is in effect, a hazardous level for children, the elderly and those...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Kudos to Richard Hall for his commentary entitled "Redevelop Md.'s future" (June 26). It echoes what I have been saying for the past 25 years or so. Better to increase the infill development in places where there is already infrastructure in place than...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Brace yourselves. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today new EPA rules to reduce carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by 20 percent and to force more polluters to participate in cap-and-trade programs. The inflammatory rhetoric...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:05 AM
When the Obama administration unveils its plan today for fighting climate change by clamping down on power plant emissions, it will try to get the rest of the nation to join an effort already underway in Maryland and a number of other states....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As a resident of Howard County I am excited about the landmark federal standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency ("Carbon rules can work," June 2).
This week, the EPA proposed the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency's new proposed limits on carbon pollution from power plants is a reminder that climate change affects all of us in different ways ("Carbon rules can work," June 2).
I can't remember the number of times that large...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:16 AM
The Maryland and Delaware Atlantic Ocean beach resorts got a bit of good news to kick off the summer season this past week. The latest survey by the National Resources Defense Council rates both states as having some of the cleanest beach water in the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
While Maryland is well positioned for complying with Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary carbon regulations, mandating a 30 percent nationwide reduction in CO2 emissions from power plants by 2030, those proposed regulations by themselves will do...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:15 AM
If you're driving on Seminole Avenue in Catonsville, you may spot a homeowner taking a different approach to mowing his lawn.
Jason Mah, 40, an avid cyclist, has created a contraption that allows him to cut his lawn, while riding his bicycle.