Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'

More Protection for Md. Waters Under Proposed EPA Rule

More Protection for Md. Waters Under Proposed EPA Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to extend Clean Water Act protection to smaller bodies of water across the country, including waterways that feed into the Chesapeake Bay.

Some Fracking Commissioners Think Report Won’t Be Ready by Deadline

Some Fracking Commissioners Think Report Won’t Be Ready by Deadline

Some members of the commission examining fracking in Maryland are not sure they will meet their August deadline.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Support GHG Reduction

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Support GHG Reduction

Maryland’s top Democratic gubernatorial candidates would all continue state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make it a priority to incentivize the use of alternative energy sources in the state.

Wild College Mascots in Danger

Wild College Mascots in Danger

A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says that climate change is threatening many species of America's most beloved college mascots.

Maryland high school students take the plunge for the Special Olympics

Maryland high school students take the plunge for the Special Olympics

Maryland high school students participate in the Cool School Polar Plunge at Sandy Point State Park

D.C. Cherry Blossoms Will Be At Peak Bloom In Mid-April

D.C. Cherry Blossoms Will Be At Peak Bloom In Mid-April

With spring just a few weeks away and several inches of snow on the ground, the question on everyone's mind is ​when will we see D.C.'s cherry blossoms in bloom?​ The answer is good news.

Report Shows Some Improvements in Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Report Shows Some Improvements in Chesapeake Bay Restoration

A new report shows that many local and national efforts to curb pollution have had a positive effect on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

States’ Support of Chesapeake Lawsuit Draws Thousands of Petition Signatures

States’ Support of Chesapeake Lawsuit Draws Thousands of Petition Signatures

A Chesapeake Bay Foundation petition has attracted more than 25,000 signers supporting the Environmental Protection Agency against a lawsuit supported by 21 states.

Lawmakers Target Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Renewable Energy Goals

Lawmakers Target Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Renewable Energy Goals

With six years left until the state meets its self-imposed deadline for greenhouse gas reduction, projections show the state will miss its target without legislation to promote increased use of renewable energy sources.