Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Wednesday tried to move past the fallout from his secretly recorded comments about his opponent's ethnicity, hosting an environmental policy discussion on the Eastern Shore. Television cameras and reporters met the gubernatorial hopeful, questioning Gansler's remarks that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was running for governor on his African American heritage.
According to a study to be released Tuesday by the National Center for Healthy Housing, the Baltimore-Washington Rail Intermodal Facility has the potential to significantly impact the air quality in the neighborhood while driving down housing prices. The facility also raises concerns about noise and light pollution.
An environmental advocacy group filed legal action against the city of Baltimore Wednesday, alleging that the city has not complied with a 2002 agreement to lessen sewage outflows that pollute area waterways.
About 50 representatives of Harford County businesses and industries, along with county, municipal and state appointed and elected officials, crowded into a meeting room at the HEAT Center in Aberdeen Wednesday to learn more about the so-called "rain tax."
Six years after Gov. Martin O'Malley tried to kill the project, state officials will ask the Board of Public Works Wednesday to reverse itself and approve permits that would let a developer move forward with what would be the largest housing development in the environmentally sensitive areas surrounding the Chesapeake Bay.
The Jones Falls turned a milky green Thursday where it empties into the Inner Harbor, and hundreds of fish turned belly up in what authorities described as a "thermal inversion" that suffocated the fish and released noxious sulfur from the bottom muck.
With Maryland weighing some of the toughest regulations in the nation on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, environmentalists and some property owners are questioning whether the rules go far enough to safeguard drinking water, natural resources and the public's health. An industry representative, meanwhile, warned that some proposed rules might be so strict that no company would want to drill in the state.
The present and former owners of a Hagerstown cement plant have agreed to pay a $700,000 fine and beef up emission controls at the facility to settle alleged air pollution violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.
Craig's call for repeal of the "rain tax" might be good politics, but it's probably bad policy because cleaning up the bay is going to necessitate dealing with stormwater runoff, and dealing with stormwater runoff isn't going to happen for free.
Environmental groups and some Curtis Bay residents are pressing the Maryland Department of the Environment to tighten pollution safeguards at the CSX coal terminal, saying they're concerned about runoff from the busy facility and about black dust blown onto and into their homes.
A new lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court over the construction of the Horseshoe Casino, this one accusing the city of violating the federal Clean Water Act by letting contaminants from the former chemical factory and industrial site seep into the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.
Still smarting from news that half of Baltimore's lucrative cruise business is headed south next year, the state's ports chief said Friday that officials already are working on replacing the Carnival Pride.
By By Timothy B. Wheeler and Candy Thomson and The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore appears destined to lose lucrative cruise business next year, as Florida-based Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday that it plans to move its 2,124-passenger ship, the Pride, to Tampa, Fla., in November 2014.
Ocean City, Rehoboth and Dewey beaches earn top rating from the Natural Resources Defense Council for ensuring healthy water quality for bathers. But the New York-based environmental group says nationally, there's still too much pollution fouling beaches, and the federal government isn't doing enough to safeguard the public.
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.
Three longtime civilian employees at Aberdeen Proving Ground were indicted 25 years ago this week on charges they were "willful" and "deliberate" in the release of hazardous chemicals into the environment
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.
For some residents near Sparrows Point, there's an upside to the closure of the steel mill: No more steelmaking byproduct — kish — raining down on their properties. But a year after the shutdown, some still worry about the possibility of long-term effects.
The Chesapeake Bay's "dead zone" this summer is on track to be smaller than usual for the second year in a row, scientists announced Tuesday. A dry spring and the long-running bay cleanup effort deserve credit, experts say.
The long-awaited proposed details on how Prince George's County officials plan to implement the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, better known as the rain tax, were released by Department of Environmental Resources officials on Monday.
Gov. Martin O'Malley has interceded with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of Carnival Cruise Lines after the company threatened to pull its business from Baltimore over a pending air-quality regulation that would require large, ocean-going ships to burn cleaner fuel.
As the City Council works to finalize Baltimore's fee structure, religious nonprofits are lobbying local lawmakers to charge their groups a lower rate than companies and other nonresidential property owners.
Despite a foul-smelling algae bloom and fish kill this time last year, Baltimore's ailing harbor actually earned a C-minus grade overall for water quality in 2012, according to its latest ecological report card.