Howard County officials are considering spending $20,000 $50,000 on emissions testing for a new generator that will convert methane gas to energy after numerous residents near the Alpha Ridge Landfill raised concerns over air quality.
Carroll County is approaching decision time on whether it will remain a partner with Frederick County in building a waste-to-energy facility in Frederick County that would not only dispose of waste for both jurisdictions, but also generate electricity in the process.
Heavy rains routinely trigger big sewage overflows in Baltimore, but there is growing evidence that chronic leaks in dry weather from the region's aging, cracked sewer lines are a bigger threat to public health
Water has always been intrinsic to the experience of attending St. Mary's College, but that legacy took a new turn Tuesday when hundreds of students learned that mold would force them to spend the rest of the semester living on a 300-foot cruise ship, docked beside campus on the St. Mary's River.
Carroll County government and donors will host a forum on aspects of the PlanMaryland proposal Oct. 31 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Pikesville Hilton hotel, but the event won't be open to all and will charge a fee for some attendees to cover costs.