Sea level rise, flash flooding and other climate change-related threats pose a risk of spreading contamination from four EPA-designated Superfund sites in the Baltimore region, according to a new federal report.
Environmentalists say the controversial fuel known as black liquor, which Maryland counts as renewable energy, is fouling the Potomac River around the recently shuttered Luke paper mill in Western Maryland.
New research shows that while stores of sediments behind the Conowingo Dam pose a growing threat to Chesapeake Bay health if they get washed out in a major rainstorm, during normal Susquehanna River flows, the contaminants aren’t having a large effect on the estuary.
Developers of two wind farms off Maryland’s Atlantic coast say they will build 800-foot turbines, intensifying fears of spoiled views from Ocean City and prompting state regulators to reopen discussion about the projects.
A year and a half after officials deemed a pair of abandoned Southeast Baltimore buildings a seven-alarm fire risk, the Environmental Protection Agency may gain access soon to remove hundreds of barrels of toxic and flammable chemicals.
An interstate commission that oversees catch of a variety of Atlantic fish has moved to reduce the harvest of striped bass, which are being overfished, and to punish a Virginia company for netting too many menhaden, a key food source for striped bass and other species.
Federally funded efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay are in line for a budget increase following a U.S. Senate vote Thursday, but the amount depends on how a divided Congress resolves its latest face-off on spending.
Snowballs. The chicken box. Lake trout. Some of Baltimore’s most identifiable foods come in containers made from polystyrene foam, known colloquially as styrofoam. So what will happen Saturday, when the white stuff is officially banned in city limits?
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration on Tuesday released a long-awaited plan to dramatically reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decade, relying on solar and nuclear energy and increased transit ridership and electric vehicle sales.