| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In its permit ruling last month, the Maryland Public Service Commission stated that the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas refinery is not in the public interest and would be a net economic negative for the state. That should have been the end of...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:51 PM
A proposed liquefied natural gas facility in Calvert County could put nearby residents at "significant risk" if a fire or explosion occurs, according to a British consulting firm hired by opponents of the project to review its hazards.
| Jul 13, 2014
Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers.
But change is coming.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
— The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
| 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 22, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Tucked amid the woods of northern Baltimore County is one of Maryland's natural gems — the Big Gunpowder Falls, a nationally renowned trout stream that draws anglers from far and wide to try their skills and luck in the cold, rushing water.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:36 PM
A five-member team of students from Carroll County's Venturing Crew 202 won the 24th annual Maryland Envirothon — an outdoor natural resources competition that challenges students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86.
"I had been...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a couple who were found living with their two boys aboard a cold, filthy sailboat in the Magothy River this winter.
Sherri Kelly, 44, and John J. Kelly, 53, initially were charged with failing to send...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Now that Republicans have chosen their candidate in November's race for Anne Arundel County executive, Democrat George F. Johnson IV says he's eager to begin the campaign.
"It's time to roll our sleeves up," said Johnson, who faces Republican Steve Schuh...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A Houston-based company asked Maryland for a permit to ship millions of gallons of crude oil through its South Baltimore marine terminal as the nation's oil industry surges.
Another company in the Fairfield industrial area began moving crude oil in...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:49 PM
A judge in Cambridge has upheld Maryland's curbs on catching menhaden, rejecting claims by a pair of watermen that the restrictions were unconstitutional.
Following a day-long hearing Wednesday in Dorchester Circuit Court, Judge David Mitchell, a...