Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'

Bill to study effects of acidification in bay passes

Bill to study effects of acidification in bay passes

The General Assembly passed a bill this week that would create a task force to evaluate effects of acidification in the Chesapeake Bay and other state waters and make recommendations on how to address the issue.

Democratic Candidates Push Alternative Energy, Wary of Fracking

Democratic Candidates Push Alternative Energy, Wary of Fracking

Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates all agree that alternative energy resources are important for growing a sustainable economy. However, many of the Republican candidates question its cost.

National Park Service: The Trees Will Bloom Soon

National Park Service: The Trees Will Bloom Soon

It’s called the nation’s greatest springtime celebration, but there’s one thing missing from the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington.

Bill Pushing Back Wind Project Raises Economic, Environment and Security Issues

Bill Pushing Back Wind Project Raises Economic, Environment and Security Issues

A bill that would delay a planned wind farm in Somerset County drew opposition from environmental groups, despite support from Democratic lawmakers.

Public Hopes to Influence Cove Point Verdict

Public Hopes to Influence Cove Point Verdict

On deadline day for public comments, an environmental group will deliver 35,000 comments about the proposed liquefied natural gas facility to the Maryland Public Service Commmission.

An Hour Without Power, For Earth’s Sake

An Hour Without Power, For Earth’s Sake

Md. businesses plan to turn off power for annual Earth Hour event

Chesapeake Bay impact crater adds to sea level rise

Chesapeake Bay impact crater adds to sea level rise

Scientists say sea level rise is occurring at a faster pace in the Chesapeake Bay region than the global average, and the dramatic formation of the bay itself is a significant reason why.

Marylanders Brace for Natural Gas Export Facility

Marylanders Brace for Natural Gas Export Facility

The natural gas pipes on Dominion’s Cove Point property begin on a pier in the Chesapeake Bay. They then descend underground and run for more than a mile behind the walls of a dimly-lit tunnel for foot-brake bicycles that workers use to travel from the dock to shore.

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.