Study: Resuable Bags Good for Environment, Bad for Health?

With Montgomery County set to impose a tax on disposable grocery bags designed to discourage their use, a new study has found that intestinal bacteria like E. coli flourish in unwashed reusable bags.

Growing Algae Could Clean the Chesapeake Bay and Create Biofuel

Typically, algae hurt the bay because they contribute to dead zones, oxygen depleted areas harmful to aquatic life. But by growing fields of algae in a controlled system, the tiny plants can clean water while creating a feedstock for biofuel.

Rainwater Gardens to Reduce Chesapeake Pollution

Gardens that filter rainwater to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay will be planted in Prince George’s County, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

University of Maryland Places First in the Solar Decathlon

A team from the University of Maryland built an eco-friendly home that placed first in the 2011 Solar Decathlon that ended Sunday.

Heating Manure Could Lead to a Cleaner Bay

A new grant program from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will bring $850,000 to farmers on the Eastern Shore and other areas to install technologically advanced systems to convert waste into green energy.

Solar Energy Could Provide Quicker Recovery During Blackouts

In the wake of a natural disaster, homes with solar panels can get the lights back on and the refrigerator cooled much more quickly than those without.

Educators Use Sept. 11 Attacks as Teachable Moment

Before he showed a video Friday of smoke billowing from the World Trade Center, high school teacher Keith Adams asked his students to write down an answer to this question: “What would you do in the last hour of your life?”