| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:37 PM
A mercury spill was reported at Harford Technical High School near Bel Air Thursday afternoon, but the substance involved later turned out to be a non-hazardous liquid used in some contemporary thermometers.
The Harford County Hazardous Materials Team...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Thank you for expressing editorial concern about global warming ("Climate change's day in court," Feb. 26). It is ridiculous that the EPA (or anyone else) is even thinking of allowing any new fossil fuel powered plants, pipelines or fracking.
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
In response to the editorial, "Climate change's day in court" (Feb. 26), it does seem that court cases on climate change result in very slow actions. After all, it has been almost seven years since the ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA stating that EPA has...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Federally funded efforts to curtail farm pollution of the Chesapeake Bay are falling short, and recent spending cuts by Congress cast doubt on the efforts' ultimate success, an environmental group said Monday.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Turning up the heat on local politicians over a contentious stormwater fee, Maryland officials warned Carroll County that it faces fines of up to $10,000 per day for refusing to impose the mandatory pollution cleanup charge, and cautioned two other...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Harford County could face stiff fines and other enforcement actions from the state and federal governments if county officials repeal a local stormwater management fee, also known as the "rain tax," the state government's top environmental official warned...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Reducing air pollution has given an unexpectedly big boost to long-running efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds.
Resarchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science determined that nitrogen pollution in nine...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one.
The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Leadership, more than any other factor, shapes how federal employees view their workplaces, says Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service.
The Washington-based nonprofit, which encourages careers in public service, found...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:38 AM
With the 2014 general election almost exactly one year away, at least five of Maryland's gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to debate environmental issues for the first time tomorrow in Annapolis. No doubt questions will range from smart growth to...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Climate change is a looming problem that will affect developed and developing countries. Developed nations have historically — and primarily — contributed to this problem, despite the fact that developing nations will be disproportionately...