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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.

U.S. Geological Survey Reports Animal Waste as Major Pollutant in Eastern Shore Watershed

U.S. Geological Survey Reports Animal Waste as Major Pollutant in Eastern Shore Watershed

The U.S. Geological Survey reported Thursday that the Eastern Shore is being polluted largely by an excess amount of nutrients from inorganic fertilizers and manure - in other words, animal waste.

Climate Commission Changes Gain Senate Approval, Now Head to House

Climate Commission Changes Gain Senate Approval, Now Head to House

The Maryland Senate voted favorably Tuesday on a bill to expand and provide guidelines for membership and subdivisions of the Climate Change Commission, and now it heads to the House of Delegates for approval.

Chesapeake Bay Watermen Battle With Cold and Ice

Chesapeake Bay Watermen Battle With Cold and Ice

This winter's combination of cold and ice are making life difficult for Chesapeake Bay watermen.

Dueling ‘Rain Tax’ Bills From Hogan, Miller Still Require Funding from Local Governments

Dueling ‘Rain Tax’ Bills From Hogan, Miller Still Require Funding from Local Governments

Whether the “rain tax” is repealed, reformed or has the word “fee” dropped from its name, the federal mandate to clean up stormwater runoff in Maryland is here to stay.