If you live in the City of Aberdeen and have noticed a different taste or odor to your water, don't be alarmed. City officials say it's perfectly safe to drink and use. The problem, which relates to the source and the weather, isn't a new one and typically crops up in the summer, city Public Works Director Kyle Torster said.
Sparrows Point Terminal, the Hanover-based firm that owns the site of the former steel mill, has changed its name to Tradepoint Atlantic, a move the company hopes will enhance its global appeal but that evokes feelings of loss.
We ask the Gov. Larry Hogan to do the right thing and quickly issue strong nitrogen oxide regulations that bring Maryland's power plants up to snuff. Baltimore should benefit from the Clean Air Act just like the rest of the country. Instead, we continue to breathe dangerously polluted air with no fix in sight.
By Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Dana M. Stein and Laurel Peltier
Much has been said and written about proposed new emissions regulations in Maryland, including two recent letters to the editor in the Sun that vilify NRG Energy and misrepresent its stance on improving Maryland's environment. In the interest of accuracy, I'd like to provide some background and NRG's true position.
Vickie Venzen is an environmental protection specialist at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the mother of three children, including twins. She and her dog, Face, a cane corso breed, competed in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York in February. We talk to her about what makes Face special and how she got into show business ¿ dog show business, that is.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners seems to be leaning toward continuing as a member of the Clean Chesapeake Coalition, despite other members leaving the group and the possibility of increased membership dues beyond $25,000 annually.
Important legislation is now pending in the Maryland General Assembly that would establish new goals for renewable energy. The legislation would increase our Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), or the percentage of Maryland's energy that comes from renewable sources, from the current standard of 20 percent by 2022 to 25 percent by 2020, and would encourage further increases by 2025.
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday criticized a bipartisan bill intended to overhaul federal chemical regulations because it would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to preempt the oversight of some chemicals by states.
Millions of Chinese speakers around the world watched "Under the Dome," the 104-minute documentary about China's air pollution situation before it was removed by the government. In China, demanding accountability is never OK, even when the topic is as widely known and severe as air pollution.
Robin Ford, of Robin Ford Building & Remodeling in Hampstead, attended the Green Home Building A-Z Conference on Feb. 11, presented by the Maryland Building Industry Association's Green Building Council.
A month after blocking hotly disputed environmental regulations drawn up by his predecessor, Gov. Larry Hogan announced he is putting out his own rules to curb Chesapeake Bay pollution from farms – including an immediate ban on spreading poultry manure on Eastern Shore fields where the water-quality threat is greatest.
A string of illicit chemical discharges from the business community in Carroll County has prompted the county to increase its efforts to inform the public of the damage such chemicals can cause to Carroll's waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.
Columbia-based specialty chemicals giant W.R. Grace & Co. announced Thursday that it would split into two independent companies, one focused on construction products and one focused on other materials and chemicals.
With about a third more constituents and a lot more territory to cover, Sate Sen. Wayne Norman finds himself with a significantly larger workload since the Maryland General Assembly's 2015 legislative session began last month, compared to his seven prior years as a state delegate.
President Barack Obama unveiled a nearly $4 trillion budget proposal on Monday that would boost spending on infrastructure, medical research and education — and that stoked an ongoing fight with congressional Republicans over how to pay for those priorities.
Instead of grandstanding on manure regulation and the "rain tax," Larry Hogan could be the Republican who finally makes progress on the stalled Chesapeake Bay restoration. What a great way to honor his father.efforts
In one of his first acts after taking office Wednesday, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew a handful of regulations proposed in the final weeks of the previous Democratic administration. One hotly contested proposal would have curbed Eastern Shore farmers' use of poultry manure on their fields.
The O'Malley administration's 11th-hour move to curb Eastern Shore farmers' use of chicken manure as fertilizer appears likely to go through, unless incoming Republican Gov. Larry Hogan acts quickly Wednesday afternoon to stop it.
Baltimore City and Baltimore County must remove or prevent hundreds of tons of trash and debris from being washed or dumped annually into the Jones Falls, Gwynns Falls and the lower Patapsco River under new pollution limits. Advocates say the litter is not just an eyesore, but a public health hazard and an economic blight.
As Congress opens its session on Tuesday, several Maryland interests — including chicken farmers, environmentalists and federal employees — will be watching for signs of how the new political landscape on Capitol Hill will affect issues they say are critical to the state's economy.
Salting roads and sidewalks may keep people safe in winter, but scientists warn that profligate de-icing is turning urban streams and rivers salty, harming fish and other fresh-water aquatic creatures.