Instead of the federal CO2 level, Maryland must focus on the state level to eliminate the toxic pollutants nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. This can only be achieved by retiring the Charles P. Crane and Herbert A. Wagner coal power plants that produce them.
There are many other benefits to Marylanders from reducing our dependence on coal-fired power plants that we need to fully understand so that we can enthusiastically support new measures to reduce carbon emissions and speed up their adoption.
Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin.
Not only should the proposed incinerator in Curtis Bay not be built so close to Benjamin Franklin High School, it should not be built at all. Calling it a trash-burning "power plant" doesn't make it safe or change the fact that it incinerates dangerous industrial waste.
The controversy over exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay has become an issue in the race for Maryland's State House, at least among the Democratic candidates for governor.Saying the environmental costs are too high, Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur announced Friday that she opposes a bid by Dominion, a Virginia-based energy company, to export LNG through a terminal it owns at Cove Point in Calvert County.
Gerald Allen Elkins, a retired Department of Planning mapmaker and graphic artist who detailed Baltimore's transformation for more than four decades, died of cancer Nov. 28 at his Ocean Pines home. The former Overlea resident was 65.
Virginia-based Dominion Resources wants to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Chesapeake Bay via a facility at Cove Point in southern Maryland. This project would not only damage our state's environment, it is also part of an unwise potential national shift toward exporting natural gas, which threatens the economy and jeopardizes our country's goal of reducing harmful greenhouse gas pollution.
Samuel J. English III, a former WBAL-TV staff announcer and weather forecaster who later held broadcasting positions at Maryland Public Television and Towson University, died Sunday of respiratory failure at his Pikesville home. He was 79.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Changes to the county code regarding mining operations have been described as clarifications by Lehigh Cement Co., but residents have argued the changes could have a significant impact on their community.
Maryland's Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin joined environmentalists in praising the Obama administration's announcement Friday that it is moving to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants.
Richard P. Hughes Jr., a port labor leader recalled as a "feared negotiator" who rose to become president of the International Longshoremen's Association, died of heart and lung disease Sept. 11 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
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.