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Environmental Pollution

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  • Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]

    Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy earlier this month announced plans to lower the carbon emissions from our antiquated coal-fired power plants 30 percent by 2030. Much of the justification for this has been focused on the need to...
  • Floating gardens seen as way to help reinvigorate Magothy River

    Floating gardens seen as way to help reinvigorate Magothy River
    Paul Spadaro walked along the edges of his backyard along the Magothy River and pointed to the shallow waters, clouded by a brown, murky mass. There was a time, the Severna Park resident said, that the waters were teeming with bay grasses that filtered...
  • Volunteers help clean up Fort McHenry Wetland while organizers talk Chesapeake restoration

    Volunteers help clean up Fort McHenry Wetland while organizers talk Chesapeake restoration
    Discarded bottles, empty bags of chips and errant playground balls littered the shoreline of the Fort McHenry Wetland, a 7.5-acre hub of biodiversity home to hundreds of plant and animal species. "Anything that floats ends up downstream," said Laura...
  • Md. investigates fish kill in harbor

    Md. investigates fish kill in harbor
    If spring is here, dead fish can't be far behind. State officials are investigating a wide-ranging fish kill spotted Monday, stretching from Fells Point in Baltimore harbor out into the Chesapeake Bay. Authorities have yet to pinpoint a cause, though...
  • Reversing the crab collapse [Commentary]

    Reversing the crab collapse [Commentary]
    The recent bad news on the serious decline in female blue crabs (" May 1) and the subsequent editorial ("Singing the blues," May 5) calling for much tighter harvest restrictions should be a wake-up call for all who care about the Chesapeake Bay. The...
  • Dam silt needs to be addressed [Editorial]

    Dam silt needs to be addressed [Editorial]
    The silt that has built up in the slack water on the upriver side of the Conowingo Dam may well be, as an Army Corps of Engineers official reported at a U.S. Senate hearing on Monday, a lesser pollution threat to the Chesapeake Bay than runoff fouled with...
  • Dam delivers clean energy to Harford [Letter]

    Editor: Harford County has a way that we can balance job creation and rising energy costs against the need for clean energy and a better environment. I am speaking about the Conowingo Dam, which prevents two million tons of sediment from entering...
  • Opposed to Eva-Mar development plans [Letter]

    This letter is in response to a reader's comments in the "Open Forum" of 18 April 2014, entitled "Irritated by the Eva-Mar Plans". Consider these issues in relation to the reader's concerns: • Traffic Congestion and year-round air pollution from...
  • Small petroleum spill spotted in Susquehanna River off Havre de Grace

    A petroleum like substance of unknown origin was reported in the Susquehanna River off Havre de Grace late Monday afternoon, officials from the Harford County Department of Emergency Services said. A driver traveling over the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial...
  • Ulman weighs in on mulching issue

    Ulman weighs in on mulching issue
    The issue of mulching on agricultural land in the county has, in the span of just about two months, risen from obscurity to become one of the hottest topics since comprehensive zoning to land in the County Council's lap. Monday night, County Executive...
  • Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem

    Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem
    Air quality has improved a lot in Maryland and nationwide over the past 15 years, according to a new report, but summertime smog levels in Harford and Prince George's counties are still among the worst in the country. Despite strides made virtually...
  • EPA defends enforcement plan, as critics see retreat

    EPA defends enforcement plan, as critics see retreat
    Can the Chesapeake Bay get cleaned up faster if the environmental cops spend less time on the beat, but focus on the worst polluters and count on the rest to get the message? That's essentially what the Environmental Protection Agency proposes to do...