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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Mosquito sprayings in Catonsville, Pikesville seek to reduce West Nile risk

    Baltimore County is conducting mosquito sprayings this week in Catonsville and next week in Pikesville in the wake of two human cases of West Nile Virus being discovered in the county. Weather permitting, sprayings are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19,...
  • West Nile spraying proceeds in Baltimore County, Arundel

    After a "rain delay" Tuesday, pesticide spraying is set to begin in the first of two Baltimore County neighborhoods where health officials say they've identified two new cases of West Nile virus. The Maryland Department of Agriculture is to spray parts...
  • EPA keeps heat on to reduce summer smog

    EPA keeps heat on to reduce summer smog
    Just in time for the start of ozone season, the Environmental Protection Agency officially reminds us that Baltimoreans are still breathing unhealthful levels of pollution in their air in late spring and summer. The city and its suburbs were among 45...
  • Fracking gets an unfair rap

    Del. Heather Mizeur claims that hydraulic fracturing contaminates water supplies and causes earthquakes ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Both of these claims are false. In more than 60 years of its use, there are zero confirmed cases of water...
  • Ethanol still the answer to America's Renewable Fuel Standard

    Ethanol still the answer to America's Renewable Fuel Standard
    Corn prices have reached record highs as a result of this summer's devastating drought, and it hasn't taken long for some to use the crisis as leverage for their own political agendas — namely, the opposition to domestic renewable fuel. The...
  • Study: Pollution trading could trim bay cleanup costs

    Study: Pollution trading could trim bay cleanup costs
    Steep projected costs for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay could be trimmed by billions of dollars, a new study suggests, by allowing polluters to buy "credits" for less-expensive reductions made by others. The study, presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
  • Bay pollution trading stirs mixed feelings

    Bay pollution trading stirs mixed feelings
    Could pollution "trading" really shave billions of dollars from the costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay?  Or would the long-running cleanup effort suffer at the hands of those looking to make a buck on it? A study presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
  • Fracking's risks merit national moratorium

    The letter from Steve Everley, a member of a research organization supported by the Independent Petroleum Institute of America ("Fracking gets an unfair rap," Sept. 21), is a bit misleading when it says that the moratorium on fracking "is just another way...
  • Lacrosse pro launches products to deodorize equipment

    Drew Westervelt's path to pro lacrosse was slicked with sweat and puke and blood and spit. "You know how it is when you're playing sports," he said. "You leave a lot out there." So when the 27-year-old Bel Air native and UMBC graduate felt an...
  • A balanced solution

    A balanced solution
    Gov. Martin O'Malley, House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller are making the best of the embarrassing situation caused by their failure to pass a balanced budget when the legislature adjourned in April. The special...
  • New farm rules curb manure, sludge use to help Bay

    New farm rules curb manure, sludge use to help Bay
    New farm regulations being aired this week by Maryland officials would ease first-ever limits on how, when and where the state's farmers can spread animal manure and sewage sludge on their fields. The "nutrient management" rules, which were posted online...
  • The or not the

    On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions: "Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...