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Bird Friendly coffee—grown and processed with the aim of protecting the habitats of migratory birds—is gaining popularity, with some Maryland retailers embracing the environmentally conscious brew.
Although Maryland is making strides in reducing its carbon footprint, air pollution from power plants is still creating environmental and health concerns, according to a recent report from Environment Maryland. And some states bordering the Chesapeake Bay have power plants that rank among the dirtiest, according to the advocacy group.
A broad coalition of lawyers, homeowners, organizations and businesses came together Tuesday to present their arguments opposing the construction of a liquefied natural gas export facility on the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County.
Long-term exposure to air pollution leads to a higher percentage of the population in Maryland to die prematurely than in any other state, according to a new study on the impact of air quality on health.
Marylanders looking to purchase an environmentally friendly car should look east, Far East, new data shows. Japanese automakers Lexus, Subaru and Honda had the lowest failure rates on emissions tests in Maryland in 2010 and 2011, according to a Capital News Service analysis of more than 3 million test records.
A 14-mile reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam in northern Maryland stops two-thirds of the Susquehanna River's sediment from flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. But the reservoir is expected to reach capacity within 20 years, and all of the sediment will get through.