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.
Synagro Technologies, a Baltimore-based waste management company, faces grass roots opposition to its application to spread industrial waste as fertilizer over farms in seven Virginia counties. As a result of the backlash, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has delayed signing off on Synagro's plans.
As your stereotypical bookworkm-y kid, I used to love going to the library growing up. In elementary school, I checked out so many books that I had to set a limit just so I wouldn't be overwhelmed carrying them all and they wouldn't take up a ton of space in my room.
Alpha Ridge is Howard County's third official landfill. The first, New Cut Landfill, operated in the Worthington Park area of Ellicott City from 1944 to 1980. The second, Carr's Mill Landfill, operated in Lisbon from 1953 to 1977. Alpha Ridge opened in 1980 on 590 acres of farmland.
Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure.
Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Services, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. He was 86.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Tucked amid the woods of northern Baltimore County is one of Maryland's natural gems – the Big Gunpowder Falls, a nationally renowned trout stream that draws anglers from far and wide to try their skills and luck in the cold, rushing water.
The developers of a proposed field house, which is slated for a grassy lot in front of the Arena Club in Bel Air, must provide a wealth of information about how the project will affect the surrounding water and sewage capacity before all Harford County agencies sign off on the site plan.
Sheriff William J. Kunkel along with 150 other policemen, staged the largest gambling raid in county history and one of the largest ever in Maryland. Fifty businesses, mostly bars and restaurants, were raided at the same time
The Army says a 1.8 million gallon overflow of partially treated sewage from a wastewater treatment plant serving Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood Area earlier this month had minimal effect on the environment.
During 2013, the Town of Bel Air continued its efforts to promote sustainable growth and development, but at the same time, town officials had to stop the approvals of new construction projects as state, county and municipal officials work out town's water supply concerns.
Timonium poet Ann Kolakowski writes about lost town of Warren where her grandmother grew up and which is now the site of Loch Raven Reservoir in new collection, "Persistence: Poems of Warren, Maryland."
Despite road closures and water levels that threatened to burst up and over stream banks, Howard County escaped Wednesday's heavy rains relatively unscathed, according to county officials monitoring the situation.
Several development issues remain on the Fallston community's radar, including a proposed commercial site at Route 1 and Milton Avenue and apartments slated for the historic Mt. Soma Farm near Route 1 and the Bel Air Bypass.
Looming figuratively in the background at the Roland Park Chili Cookoff on Feb. 22 was the old Roland Water Tower. The goal of the cookoff, besides getting into the spirit of the Olympics and bringing a bit of warmth to a bad winter, was also to raise money for the Greater Roland Park Open Space Campaign and its most immediate priority, to save the iconic tower from more than 80 years of pigeon poop and decay.
All across Baltimore, public works crews are struggling to keep up with what has been a record number of water main breaks in the last month — what Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said was an "alarming rate" of problems caused in part by the extreme weather fluctuations the city has been experiencing.
Throughout the Baltimore area, the record-breaking cold has caused water pipes to freeze and burst, unleashing rivers of water that panicked homeowners rush to stop. Plumbers say they've never been busier
I. Morton "Buddy" Schindler, an electrical engineer who oversaw the pumping operation for Baltimore's water supply system, died Friday at Sinai Hospital of complications of a fall he suffered in December. He was 87 and lived in Pikesville.