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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Articles

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  • 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...
  • Free pass for Md. polluters?

    Free pass for Md. polluters?
    From how we live to where we can live, Marylanders have been expected to make an increasing number of personal sacrifices for the cause of cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay over the last two decades or more. Many have been small (whether laundry detergent...
  • Carbon pollution from power plants is affecting climate change

    Extreme weather events are on the rise, and scientists warn that global warming will bring even more extreme weather in the future ("Derecho and heat wave in review: records, rankings, and by the numbers," July 9). We know that power plants are the...
  • Catonsville pumping station getting $2.8M renovation

    Catonsville pumping station getting $2.8M renovation
    The severe thunderstorm that hit the metro area on June 29 caused an estimated 75,000 gallons of sewage to spill from the Frederick Road Sewage Pumping Station. Fortunately, the liquid flowed into an area designed to hold it. Had the sewage breached the...
  • Wegmans development a boon for Owings Mills

    Wegmans development a boon for Owings Mills
    Something really wonderful is coming to Owings Mills. The Solo Cup factory (which used to be Sweetheart Cup, which used to be Maryland Cup Corp.) was sold in 2011. Less than a year later, a shovel-ready proposal awaits zoning approval by the Baltimore...
  • Domino sugar plant settles pollution lawsuit

    The owner of the Domino sugar refinery in the Inner Harbor has agreed to pay a $200,000 civil penalty and install pollution controls to settle a federal lawsuit accusing the plant of violating the Clean Air Act. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District...
  • Decaying water system needs makeover

    Decaying water system needs makeover
    Back in the late 1700s, when Baltimoreans got their water from nearby streams, springs and wells, every household was ordered to keep two leather buckets filled to fight fires. That precaution might come in handy again, as the water main break Monday...
  • 25 Years Ago: Board votes to advertise all school system jobs, except teaching slots

    From The Aegis dated May 21, 1987: Any job, except teaching positions, that came open in the Harford County Public Schools had to be advertised before they were filled, the school board voted 25 years ago this week. Despite objections from...
  • CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold

    CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold
    The number of young children deemed at risk of lead poisoning in Maryland and nationwide expanded drastically Wednesday as a federal health agency declared it would effectively cut in half its threshold for diagnosing the environmental illness....
  • Marylanders finding ways to cope at the pump

    ANNAPOLIS—Sitting in your electric car, sipping organic tea from a biodegradable cup, you pull up to your bank's drive-through window quite proud of your environmental awareness and saved dollars. Then you see the silver Litespeed brand bicycle...