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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Howard moves to stem erosion, pollution in Ellicott City waterway

    Howard moves to stem erosion, pollution in Ellicott City waterway
    When it rains, not only does storm water flow downstream, but so do the banks of small streams emptying into Red Hill Branch, bringing other pollutants with the eroding soil. In a move to stem environmental problems and add wildlife habitat, Howard County...
  • Chesapeake Bay: Cleanup takes effort

    Chesapeake Bay: Cleanup takes effort
    There's a popular saying in the halls of the State House in Annapolis: "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die." It's used most often to describe government's classic conundrum — as laudable as a goal might be, people would...
  • July: School board expands to 9 members; bats infest Aberdeen apartments

    July: School board expands to 9 members; bats infest Aberdeen apartments
    Harford County government began an $8 million project in the beginning of the month to upgrade a computer network that will make improved services available to businesses in the community and other non-government entities. The Harford County Metro Area...
  • New for 2012: Cleaner air

    New for 2012: Cleaner air
    Whether casting a line in a Maryland stream or a lake in the most remote reaches of this country, a fisherman would be hard-pressed to catch a fish that does not contain mercury. Indeed, most recent studies suggest that it might be impossible. Is this...
  • 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...
  • Bay group says cleanup to create more than 230,000 jobs

    Bay group says cleanup to create more than 230,000 jobs
    — Federal regulations intended to clean the Chesapeake Bay will create hundreds of thousands of jobs in construction and monitoring, according to a report to be released Tuesday by a leading environmental group. Spending on sewage and storm-water...
  • 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...
  • So much to do: Annapolis Democrats push ambitious agenda

    So much to do: Annapolis Democrats push ambitious agenda
    Democratic leaders in Annapolis have compiled a "To Do" list for the next three months that includes raising taxes and changing the definition of marriage. Some also want to close off big chunks of Maryland to development and open even more casinos in the...
  • Ron Paul's anti-war stance doesn't make up for his extremism on everything else

    Granted, Democrats may be distressed that Barack Obama has not performed better as an anti-war president ("Ron Paul: The anti-war candidate," Jan. 2). But before people jump ship and vote for Ron Paul because he is "anti-war," they should check out the...
  • Maryland doctors probe old cases for lead exposure

    Maryland doctors probe old cases for lead exposure
    A day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut in half the threshold for determining lead exposure in the nation's children, pediatricians faced the task of identifying new cases from thousands of their old files. The...