Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'

Alternative Fuel Day Kicks Off on National Mall

Alternative Fuel Day Kicks Off on National Mall

The nation’s largest clean vehicle awareness event kicked off Friday on the National Mall with an exhibit featuring automotive technology and industry solutions.

Parents Join With School Children for Annual Walk to School Day

Parents Join With School Children for Annual Walk to School Day

Thousands of schools across the country teamed up to inspire parents and children to walk to school in honor of National Walk to School Day.

Maryland’s Loggers Provide Lumber, Work to Protect Environment

Maryland’s Loggers Provide Lumber, Work to Protect Environment

"We're in a good time for selling timber."

Baltimore City School Kids Learn How to Be Green Pioneers

Baltimore City School Kids Learn How to Be Green Pioneers

Some Baltimore City kids are getting a chance to become the next generation of "green" pioneers, thanks to a generous donation from the Environmental Protection Agency.

New FEMA Flood Maps Could Mean Insurance Rate Adjustments for Coastal Marylanders

New FEMA Flood Maps Could Mean Insurance Rate Adjustments for Coastal Marylanders

Floodplain maps have been redrawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, a change that could shift properties into or out of a flood risk zone.

On Some Jewish Farms, Special Rosh Hashana Means a Year of Rest, Giving Back

On Some Jewish Farms, Special Rosh Hashana Means a Year of Rest, Giving Back

Rosh Hashanah this year will mark the last in a seven-year cycle, called the "shmita," which for Jewish farmers means a year-long sabbatical during which the land is left fallow — no tilling, no planting and no harvesting. Although compliance with the shmita is mandated by the Torah for the land of Israel only, Jewish farmers in Maryland have planned ways to observe the year of rest.

Maryland Looks to Other States to Help Improve Air Quality

Maryland Looks to Other States to Help Improve Air Quality

A large percentage of Maryland’s air pollution could be reduced after the Supreme Court ruled last month that the EPA has the authority to regulate emissions that cross state borders.

Mills, Environmentalists Debate Energy Subsidies For Black Liquor

Mills, Environmentalists Debate Energy Subsidies For Black Liquor

Environmentalists will seek to free up state funds for renewable energy resources by excluding “black liquor” from the list of renewable energy sources eligible for state subsidies, after an effort to do so failed this year.

A Cherry Blossom’s Fleeting Glory

A Cherry Blossom’s Fleeting Glory

One of the city's famous cherry blossom trees before, during and after its 2014 peak.

Goats to Serve as Eco-Friendly Landscapers Around the State

Goats to Serve as Eco-Friendly Landscapers Around the State

Have you herd? Goats will soon be making their way through Maryland, as property owners trade machinery for hungry, four-legged landscapers.