Natural Resources

Protesters rally in front of State House to oppose fracking

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – With a state moratorium on hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — set to expire in eight months, Maryland legislators and activists are throwing their support behind a permanent ban. Activist group Don’t Frack Maryland on Wednesday held…

Maryland League of Conservation Voters rates Gov. Hogan

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland League of Conservation Voters on Tuesday gave Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan high marks for his commitment to preserving open space, but an overall “Needs Improvement” grade on its 2017 report card, largely because, the group said, the Republican governor’s stated environmental positions are not supported fully by his legislative actions.

State’s ongoing island reclamation project troubles nearby property owner

The project’s third phase will affect the owner of a nearby island.

Maryland General Assembly 2016 Session Comes to a Wrap

The Maryland General Assembly’s 90 day session has come to a close and several key pieces of legislation are heading to the governor’s desk.

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.

SPECIAL COINS: The National Park Service Marks Its 100th Anniversary

The National Park Service is celebrating a monumental milestone with a limited release of a commemorative collection of special coins.

From Clean Energy Jobs to Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Environmental Legislation Moves Forward

A round-up of the current status of major environmental bills this session.

Blacksmith Guild Forges New Path

Blacksmithing may not be a popular hobby in the 21st century, but a special club in Anne Arundel County is continuing to hammer away at this centuries-old craft.

Activists, legislators tout statewide poll results before hearing for Clean Energy Jobs Act

The bill includes a $40 million investment in clean-energy jobs training.

Seven Maryland Park Sites Getting Federal Grants

Some Maryland national parks and trails will receive a little more federal funding this year, including a local historic land and water path, thanks to the National Park Service.