Interstate 70 starts its eastward course near Old Cove Fort in Utah and comes to an inglorious end at a park-and-ride lot just inside the Baltimore Beltway. That could change under a plan being considered by Maryland officials.
For decades, Frederick residents had talked about the possible health effects of the experiments that the military was conducting at Fort Detrick. But it took a grieving father with scientists, lawyers and money to drag questions about contamination and cancer out into the open.
A pipeline carrying raw sewage from a Baltimore County pumping station to a treatment plant in the city has spilled about 100 million gallons into the Patapsco; other overflows dumped another 17 million gallons.
Howard County residents will soon add banana peels, egg shells and even old pizza boxes, in addition to bottles and cans, to their recycling through a new county collection program starting in September.
Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin is gaining national attention for his stance against a bill in Congress that would reduce federal regulation of pesticides. It is the latest in a series of moves intended to raise his profile on environmental issues in advance of his re-election bid next year.