Chesapeake Bay area lawmakers urge EPA to enforce pollution standards

Pennsylvania and New York fell short in meeting their pollution reduction goals to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution sources by 2025. Lawmakers are pushing the Billion for the Bay Initiative to obtain more federal funding for Bay cleanup.

Covid-19 has decreased Maryland’s air pollution

In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, as stay-at-home orders took effect and more commuters worked from home or lost their jobs, air pollution dropped markedly in Maryland, according to a recent report from the University of Maryland and the state’s Department of the Environment.

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…

Bills would update Maryland’s forest conservation law

Maryland’s forest conservation law has failed to protect some of the state’s best forests, scientists and environmentalists say.

Chesapeake Bay advocates fear Trump admin. could threaten Bay’s progress

After the Trump administration’s attempt to eliminate funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program early in 2017, advocates and lawmakers say they’re concerned about the future of efforts to clean-up the Bay and say they will continue to fight to restore funds to the federal budget.

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay defenders hold breath, wait on Senate

WASHINGTON — If the Senate does not restore a deep, House-passed cut in federal funding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program, the ripple effect on Maryland conservation efforts could be far larger than what the state would lose…

Threats mount against Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts

After years of steady progress for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, the conservation outlook is increasingly bleak for the country’s largest estuary—and the state that depends on it most, Maryland—says bay advocates.

Baltimore will take another look at banning polystyrene containers

BALTIMORE- Over the past three years, two counties in Maryland have imposed bans on polystyrene foam products in their restaurants and schools. Now it’s Baltimore City’s turn to again consider following suit in getting rid of a product that makes…

Is Maryland ready for the next big storm?

WASHINGTON — In Maryland, which has historically ducked many of the worst storms of the last 50 years, the question is increasingly not if but when the next big one will strike. And while some believe the state has often…

Mr. Trash Wheel is cleaning the Baltimore Inner Harbor

A one of a kind trash wheel floating in the Baltimore Inner Harbor is cleaning up trash by using clean energy.