Environment

Despite tight landfill space, mattress recycling bill failed

“End-of-life” mattresses and box springs are often discarded in landfills or illegally dumped — this remains an issue for Maryland’s environmental waste management goals and the state’s landfill lifespan.

Maryland officials join opposition to seismic tests in the ocean

WASHINGTON — Maryland officials have joined a host of congressmen in opposing the Trump administration’s plan to start underwater seismic testing along the Atlantic coast, operations that could lead to increased domestic production of oil and gas, but also could…

Ruppersberger presses for digital coastal mapping project

WASHINGTON – Maryland Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Cockeysville, has introduced a bipartisan bill that would fund a project to produce a digital map of all 95,000 miles of the U.S. coastline. Coastal communities like Baltimore and Ocean City would benefit from…

Elephants March still draws supporters even after event is canceled

WASHINGTON – The sixth march to protect elephants held in the nation’s capital on Saturday  was canceled 30 minutes before it was supposed to start, but a group of about 15 activists and protesters still gathered to show their support.…

Success, failure, mourning at close of Md. General Assembly

It was a bittersweet and busy day for Maryland legislators as they pushed to get their bills through both House and Senate chambers on Sine Die, the final day of the General Assembly on Monday.

Local paddling group wins battle with government over Potomac River

President Trump loves golfing, and when he does it locally, it can affect some D-M-V residents. The Canoe Cruisers Association has been paddling on the Potomac for years, but when the president golfs at his course across the river in Sterling, Virginia, paddling on the Potomac came to a stop because of a security ban on activity on the river. The CCA fought for their river back, and won, and celebrated back on the Potomac.

Springtime “blooming” underway in the nation’s capital

As Washington’s famous cherry blossom trees near their peak, visitors from around the region and the world are taking time to view of one of the area’s most popular spring attractions. The cherry blossom trees were a gift to the United States from Japan in 1912.

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.

Climate change is theme of Environmental Film Festival

WASHINGTON – The 27th annual Environmental Film Festival, the world’s largest film festival of its kind and the longest-running in the United States is returning to the nation’s capital from March 14 to 24. Partnering with National Geographic, this year’s…