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…

Supporters say Clean Energy Jobs Act could bring thousands of clean energy jobs to Maryland

Montgomery County Senator Brian Feldman says legislation he’s sponsoring could bring as many as 20-thousand clean energy jobs to the state. The bill would require 50% of Maryland energy to be renewable by 2030 and reach 100% by 2040.

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.

Howard County unveils plan to curb youth suicide

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 in 2017. Howard County is on a mission to change that. Awareness, reducing stigma, and prevention are just a few parts of the plan. For one Howard County mother, it was her loss that moved her to action.

Howard County Executive updates Ellicott City flood mitigation efforts

Ellicott City has endured two deadly floods just within two years. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball updated efforts to deal with the town’s flooding problems on Thursday saying they are considering alternatives to a plan that calls for tearing down a number of the buildings on Main Street.

Ellicott City restaurant recovers from Flood

Ellicott City, MD — An Ellicott City restaurant recovers after losing more than $50,000 in wine bottles after the Memorial Day flooding of 2018 in Ellicott City, MD.

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

Episode Six:  Kittleman and Weinstein: City just enough for the living (run time – 31:52) Synopsis: We speak with County Executive Allan Kittleman and Councilman Jon Weinstein about a flood mitigation plan and the future of Ellicott City. https://cnsmaryland.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/EC_HT_HW_Episode6.0_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play…

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

Episode Four: Bruce Taylor: Doctor / developer / native son (run time – 27:38) Synopsis: A conversation with Dr. Bruce Taylor. He is a property owner/developer whose family built the iconic Caplan’s Department Store building and developed several of the…

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

Episode Three: The Historical Society (Run time – 20:57) Synopsis: Before we move forward into the story of present-day Ellicott City, we thought it would be a good idea to learn more about the history of this Maryland mill town…

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

Episode Two: The flood mitigation plan (Run time – 18:47) Synopsis: The Howard County Council listens to the community’s opinion about a flood mitigation plan that had been announced by County Executive Allan Kittleman and Councilman Jon Weinstein on Aug.…

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