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EarthBrew Compost founder Eric Steiner collects used coffee grounds from local Starbucks to make compost, cutting back on waste and preserving natural resources.
Lawmakers in the state capital are being asked to consider a new bill that would prohibit restaurants and markets from selling mislabeled seafood, and require labeling of the origins of crabmeat.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources ice breakers hit the frozen waters around the Chesapeake Bay to open up the channels for area watermen who've been frozen out of business since the sub-freezing temperatures hit the area.
Sen. Ben Cardin said the federal government should ensure all Americans have access to safe drinking water at a hearing Tuesday about the West Virginia chemical spill.
Some Calvert County residents uncomfortable with the proximity of Dominion's single-walled tanks to their neighborhood and plans to use the facility to export LNG. Dominion officials said the tanks are safe and measures are in place to contain a leak.
Crop damage caused by the brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive species introduced to North America in the late 1990s, was particularly severe in 2010 and 2011. Although damage has decreased since then, there’s no reason to believe the insect is in decline.
More than 75 protesters and members of environmental organizations, such as the Sierra Club and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, met in front of the State House for an anti-fracking rally on the opening day of the General Assembly.