Cardin and Van Hollen aim for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050

WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by no later than 2050 has been introduced by Maryland Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen. The United States produced 16% of the…

Cold weather? Hot weather? New blend of grasses keeps sports fields lush no matter the season

Dr. Gregg Munshaw knew the history around mixing cold season grasses with warm season grasses. He knew of the attempts in California in the 1950s and heard of a University of Maryland researcher trying it again in the 1970s. Both…

Girl sleeps in a land-locked boat to protest inaction on climate change

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Montgomery County high school student Jordan McAuliff, 17, slept on a boat hitched to the back of a trailer for four nights to protest inaction on climate change. The protest coincided with international climate activist Greta Thunberg’s call for a strike on December 6.

At symposium, Van Hollen stresses support for scientists, seriousness of climate change

COLUMBIA, Maryland — Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday stressed the urgency of understanding climate change and dismissed Trump administration efforts to ban the term as “all nonsense.” The Democrat, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told the…

“Washington Bullpen” podcast: Inside the District’s climate march

WASHINGTON – Thousands took to the streets of the nation’s capital to participate in the climate strike on Sept. 20.  We mingled with the crowd to learn why people of all ages missed school or work to march their way…

Thousands urge Washington and the world to take action on climate change

By NORA ECKERT, DAN NOVAK, HEATHER KIM, AYANA ARCHIE and HORUS ALAS  Capital News Service WASHINGTON – Thousands took to the streets of the nation’s capital on Friday as part of a global youth strike for climate change, wielding signs…

Climate change threatens flooding and hurts crabbing in Maryland

The effects of climate change are hitting Maryland hard. University of Maryland Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Associate Professor Tim Canty says climate change has already played a role in Ellicott City’s floods.

Critics see toothpaste boxes as threat to environment

WASHINGTON – Why do toothpaste companies package their product in boxes when it already comes in a tube? American consumers last year bought 423.5 million units of leading toothpaste brands like Colgate, Sensodyne and Crest, according to Statista, and all…

Maryland legislators disappointed with Trump’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON – Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers were cold to President Donald Trump’s call for unity in Tuesday’s State of the Union, saying it failed to break any new ground. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, said he didn’t want to call…

Ellicott City: Historic Town, Historic Water – Podcast Episode Seven

Episode Seven: Belling the cat (Run time: 31:10) Synopsis: We have a conversation with hydrologist Jason Elliott of NOAA about rain conditions preceding a flash flood. We also speak with Howard County’s director of emergency management, Ryan Miller, about emergency…

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