Environmental lessons for Maryland in wake of COVI...
By Capital News Service | November 18, 2021 | News | 0 |
Lawmakers and environmental advocates team up to s...
By Bryan Renbaum | February 25, 2020 | General Assembly | 2 |
MD threatens to sue EPA, PA over lack of action as...
By admin | January 18, 2020 | Environment | 0 |
Hogan touts new $47.9 billion ‘structurally ...
By Bryan Renbaum | January 14, 2020 | Governor, News | 0 |
Maryland to phase in manure restrictions without d...
By Len Lazarick | January 3, 2020 | Environment, News | 0 |
Maryland lawmakers propose choking off invasive running bamboo
by Capital News Service | February 2, 2023 | General Assembly | 0 |
Running bamboo grows so fast and is so invasive that it’s rooting up headstones in cemeteries, crossing neighborhood property lines and becoming a “major issue” in Maryland parks.Read More
Environmental lessons for Maryland in wake of COVID-19
by Capital News Service | November 18, 2021 | News | 0 |
Maryland is very likely experiencing increased air pollution from the increased incineration of medical waste, according to Megan Latshaw, an associate scientist in Environmental Health and Engineering at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Read More
Lawmakers and environmental advocates team up to support coal transition legislation
by Bryan Renbaum | February 25, 2020 | General Assembly | 2 |
Bipartisanship was on full display Tuesday as Maryland lawmakers and environmental advocates came together to support legislation that would phase out the burning of coal at the state’s six coal-fired power plants and provide money to take care of workers who would be affected by the transition.Read More
MD threatens to sue EPA, PA over lack of action as regional tensions rise
by admin | January 18, 2020 | Environment | 0 |
The year 2010 closed with the unveiling of a new Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan lauded by states, federal officials and environmentalists as the rigorous, concrete and enforceable plan that would finally deliver on the promise of a clean and healthy Bay.Read More
Hogan touts new $47.9 billion ‘structurally balanced’ budget that prioritizes education, public safety
by Bryan Renbaum | January 14, 2020 | Governor, News | 0 |
“This budget funds all of the state’s top priorities while maintaining $1.3 billion in reserves and limiting budget growth to 1 percent without raising taxes, without cutting services and without raiding dedicated special funds,” Hogan said at a Tuesday morning news conference at the State House.Read More
Maryland to phase in manure restrictions without delay
by Len Lazarick | January 3, 2020 | Environment, News | 0 |
Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joseph Bartenfelder declared Monday that he saw no need to delay a state regulation that restricts the use of animal manure to fertilize farm fields, despite a study warning there are likely to be problems dealing with the excess manure that is expected to result.Read More
After millions spent, solution for excess manure still elusive
by Maryland Reporter | February 7, 2019 | News | 1 |
For the last few years, Jason Lambertson’s farm near Pocomoke City on the Lower Eastern Shore has been home to an expensive experiment. The third-generation farmer received nearly $1 million in state funding to build a giant poultry waste converter and distribute its main product: fertilizer. But profits have yet to arrive.Read More
St. Mary’s Co. community rallying behind plans for oyster restoration
by Maryland Reporter | May 18, 2018 | News | 0 |
As in so many other places around the Chesapeake Bay, oysters are now scarce in Breton Bay, a short, relatively wide tributary of the Potomac River that zigzags south like a question mark from Leonardtown in St. Mary’s County. But the bivalves may return to this picturesque and comparatively remote estuary if a proposal by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources comes to fruition. State officials have nominated Breton for an ambitious effort to restore its long-dormant oyster reefs.Read More
Can tiny crustaceans take a bite out of mosquito population?
by Maryland Reporter | May 13, 2018 | News | 0 |
April showers bring May flowers — and mosquitoes. This spring, a team of researchers with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is looking into whether the annual onslaught of those pesky blood suckers can be curbed by some tiny, shrimplike critters called copepods.Read More
Investigation: Baltimore scrapyard violations raise questions about Md. pollution enforcement
by Maryland Reporter | November 2, 2017 | News | 0 |
Following a tip from an environmental group about a Baltimore scrapyard, state inspectors ultimately wrote up the company for 11 violations after seeing sediment, oil and possibly other contaminants washing off the cluttered, debris-strewn site into storm drains that eventually reach the Patapsco River. Nineteen months later, the case remains unresolved, even though documents obtained under Maryland’s Public Information Act show that follow-up inspections by the MDE found new and continuing violations there for months after the initial visit. The state considered imposing a half-million-dollar penalty, but never fined the company nor took harsher enforcement action.Read More
Getting steamed over fake Maryland crabs
by Maryland Reporter | October 19, 2017 | News | 2 |
Merchant seeks state help in keeping out-of-state crabs from being passed off as local seafood; others say it’s not so simple. Many Maryland crab establishments that supplement their local catch with Gulf-caught crustaceans are honest about it; some employ a don’t-ask-don’t-tell attitude; and some will claim the crabs are local when they are not.Read More
More renewable energy will help the climate, health and economy
by Maryland Reporter | October 18, 2017 | Commentary | 3 |
Recently, two campaigns have been launched to jumpstart Maryland’s efforts to combat climate change, reduce harmful air pollution and establish Maryland as a national leader in clean, renewable energy. These campaigns share a common goal – a 100% clean energy future.Read More
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