Maryland Minute Update: December 3, 2013

CNS reporter Ben Oldach talks about the latest headlines from around Maryland including a Morgan State fraternity that has been put on probation, a Montgomery County school teacher who has fled to Hong Kong and how one power plant in Cumberland is recycling energy.

Maryland Minute Update: November 15, 2013

CNS reporter Ben Oldach addresses the possibility of a Michael Phelps comeback, how e-cigarette use is becoming more popular in schools and why Maryland is seeing a huge reduction in greenhouse gas emission from power plants.

Maryland Power Plant Emissions Decline is Sixth-Highest in Nation

Greenhouse gas emissions from Maryland’s power plants fell by more than 26 percent from 2010 to 2012, the sixth-largest drop during that time in the nation, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency released last month.

Maryland Combats Power Plant Pollution

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.