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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Natural gas exports eyed through Calvert County

    Natural gas exports eyed through Calvert County
    — It's quiet these days at Dominion's liquefied natural gas terminal in the Chesapeake Bay. Only five tankers docked last year at the pier a mile off the Calvert County shoreline, and not much traffic is expected this year, either. But thanks in...
  • Healing Baltimore's harbor

    Healing Baltimore's harbor
    Ray Bahr ought to be taking it easy. He's 75 and retired after a successful career as a cardiologist. Instead, the Canton resident finds himself prowling alleys in East Baltimore on the lookout for illegally dumped trash and goading city officials to...
  • Maryland companies show off wares at Natural Products Expo

    Maryland companies show off wares at Natural Products Expo
    Organic products and those without preservatives and harsh processing remain big business in the United States — with $81 billion in sales last year — despite a tough economy. Sales in stores, online and in practitioners' offices were up 7...
  • Last week's storm, seen from St. Leonard's Creek

     
    The Baltimore Sun's environmental writer, Tim Wheeler, has passed along this delightful essay, written late last week by Kent Mountford, former senior senior scientist with the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program office, and still an environmental historian...
  • Elevated radiation levels in Pennsylvania rainwater

     
    Elevated levels of radiation in Pennyslvania's rainwater?"These detections were expected and the levels detected are far below levels of public-health concern," says the EPA.Here's the statement.While short-term elevations such as these do not raise...
  • It's "Don't Fry" Friday

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Today is “Don’t Fry Day,” designated by the EPA and the National Council on Skin Cancer to remind Americans to protect themselves and their kids from too much sun. As you head off for the beach or park,......
  • Midwest weather leads to soaring mold counts

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:From the Weather Blog’s “It Could Be Worse Dept.”: Midwest residents are under Dangerous Air Quality Alert, but it’s not for smog. A record-breaking winter for snow, and now record-breaking rains and...
  • Metro Baltimore near worst on bad air days

     
    On a list of 252 locations in 40 states, ranked nationally by the number of Code Orange Air Quality days so far this year, the Baltimore Metropolitan area comes in with a dismal rank of 17. Only Atlanta, Ga. and......
  • Draft Chesapeake Bay rules rile farmers, local officials

    Draft Chesapeake Bay rules rile farmers, local officials
    State officials looking to clean up the Chesapeake Bay are weighing a series of new restrictions on how and when farmers can fertilize their fields — and on when municipal sewage treatment plants can spread their sludge on farmland. Draft...
  • Obama must stand firm on auto mileage standards

    Here's a quiz. Where does the U.S. rank for vehicle emission and mileage standards: A) The most advanced B) Above average C) The most lenient? The shocking answer is C. We could be reducing our dependence on foreign oil by billions of barrels, global...
  • Tougher pesticide regulation critical to health of the bay

    Senator Ben Cardin's fight to protect EPA authority over pollution discharge permits controlling many of the pesticides in our waterways ("Cardin Leads Fight Over Pesticides," July 3) is critical to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and to all of us who...
  • EPA rule seeks to curb long-distance air pollution

    EPA rule seeks to curb long-distance air pollution
    In a sweeping move aimed at curbing long-distance air pollution that afflicts the health of 240 million Americans — including Marylanders — the Environmental Protection Agency is ordering power plants across much of the eastern United States...