Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to be in Las Vegas Tuesday for a panel discussion on clean energy, appearing alongside former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at an event with big names in national politics.
Seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead on Maryland shores in recent weeks, part of a bigger mystery along the mid-Atlantic coast and Chesapeake Bay that has alarmed scientists working to solve more than 120 dolphin deaths since June.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday Maryland has a "moral obligation" to avert climate change and that the state has been falling short of its ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gases emissions by 25 percent by 2020.
Most Marylanders say people in the United States are already being harmed by climate change, a new poll finds. In a statewide mail survey of 2,100 households, the poll by George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication found that 52 percent of Marylanders see evidence that climate change is hurting Americans.
Saying climate change is already under way, a panel of scientists is urging Maryland officials to plan to accommodate rising seas of up to 2 feet along the state's shoreline in the next 40 years alone – and perhaps by nearly six feet by the end of the century.
President Obama will unveil a sweeping plan today to cut the nation's carbon pollution while also preparing communities for the impacts of climate change. Largely bypassing Congress, he proposes to curb power plant emissions, boost renewable energy production and enhance appliance and building efficiency.
With Smith island slowly shrinking and sinking into the bay, the state is considering using $2 million of the federal storm recovery aid to buy out islanders who want to sell their homes and move to the mainland.
Summer is almost here, and with it likely some blistering hot days. A recent study suggests the elderly should beware when the temperature spikes, because they face an increased risk of winding up in the emergency room short of breath on those days.
It was Dirty Finger Club Day at Linton Springs Elementary School, near Eldersburg. Out in the vegetable garden ¿ one of a dozen "outdoor classrooms" in the meadows, wetlands and woodlands of school's spacious grounds ¿ Anna Letaw, a volunteer who has been the dynamo behind Linton Springs' Environmental Education Program, was giving a kindergarten class a primer on gardening.
Forty-three years ago, the first Earth Day helped launch the modern environmental movement, leading to passage of a series of laws aimed at guaranteeing clean air, clean water and biodiversity. Like the movement, the day's focus has shifted from fighting obvious pollution to knottier issues around how and where we live, and what we consume, most notably climate change.