Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'

Maryland Food Recovery: No Meal Left Behind

Maryland Food Recovery: No Meal Left Behind

To address the national food distribution and waste problem, organizations across Maryland are taking the initiative and going straight to the source of extra, edible food: supermarkets, farms and colleges.

EmPOWER Maryland: Enlightening Users to Reduce Electricity

EmPOWER Maryland: Enlightening Users to Reduce Electricity

Baltimore Gas and Electric, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Delmarva Power, Potomac Edison and Pepco all work to fulfill the 2008 Empower Maryland Energy Efficiency Act’s goal to become more energy efficient and decrease electricity demand statewide by 15 percent by 2015.

‘Smart’ Meters Energize a Controversy in Maryland

Utilities, Activists Disagree on Digital Meters' Benefits

Not Just Chicken Poop: Farmer Leads Effort to Convert Poultry Waste to Energy

Not Just Chicken Poop: Farmer Leads Effort to Convert Poultry Waste to Energy

In Pocomoke City, Jason Lambertson’s chicken farm is expected to show how anaerobic digesters can provide a renewable alternative energy source on the Eastern Shore and solve the Chesapeake Bay’s agricultural nutrient pollution problem from its very source -- chicken waste.

The Peak of the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival

The Peak of the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival

Tourism peaked in the District this past weekend thanks to the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival.

Cardin, Mikulski, Other East Coast Senators Say No to Offshore Drilling

Cardin, Mikulski, Other East Coast Senators Say No to Offshore Drilling

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., joined other East Coast senators Wednesday to reintroduce the Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism (COAST) Anti-Drilling Act on Earth Day in an effort to block offshore drilling in the Atlantic.

Senate’s Fracking Moratorium Bill Delayed While Protesters Gather

Senate’s Fracking Moratorium Bill Delayed While Protesters Gather

While at least 60 opponents of hydraulic fracturing gathered on Lawyer’s Mall for a protest rally Thursday, a Maryland Senate bill that would establish a moratorium on fracking was delayed in the state Senate.

New Bill Would Create Height Restrictions on Wind Turbines Near Patuxent River Navy Base

New Bill Would Create Height Restrictions on Wind Turbines Near Patuxent River Navy Base

As wind energy companies try to find their footing in Maryland, state senators proposed a bill that would limit turbines’ heights, as well as their companies’ interests, in southern Maryland.

Maryland House, Senate Pass Bills to Restrict Hydraulic Fracturing

Maryland House, Senate Pass Bills to Restrict Hydraulic Fracturing

Opponents Say Moratorium, Liability Bills Ignore Economic Interests

Drinking New Beer Will Help Improve the Bay

Drinking New Beer Will Help Improve the Bay

Mixing beer with the Chesapeake Bay may seem counterintuitive to cleaning it up, but Full Tilt Brewing created a new beer to help do just that.