Washington’s Cherry Trees Bloom in Eastern “Heat Wave”

Visitors at the National Mall are seeing a familiar sight at an unusual time of the year, as the recent rash of warm weather in the area has led to a second bloom for some cherry trees.

Weather Map: A New Map to Help Combat Climate Change

There’s a push underway to get the state to move quickly to adopt regulations to slow down the impact of climate change and supporters are hoping a new map showing the impact of severe weather on Maryland will help the battle.

Pope’s visit Sparks Maryland Congregations to Push for Climate Legislation

More than 80 congregations throughout the state are standing behind a multi-faith effort to spread climate change awareness and improve Maryland environmental policy.

Pope Francis Asks Americans to Aid the Poor, Save the Planet

The pope’s speech, which had been widely expected to wade into political territory, subtly touched on issues of immigration, climate change, abortion and marriage, weaving them into a narrative about securing a more peaceful and just future.

Climate Commission Changes Gain Senate Approval, Now Head to House

The Maryland Senate voted favorably Tuesday on a bill to expand and provide guidelines for membership and subdivisions of the Climate Change Commission, and now it heads to the House of Delegates for approval.

Van Hollen Bill Would Promote Cleaner Environment, Provide Grants to Citizens

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, has reintroduced legislation designed to curb pollution by reducing carbon emissions while providing grants to Americans to offset higher energy costs.

Bill to study effects of acidification in bay passes

The General Assembly passed a bill this week that would create a task force to evaluate effects of acidification in the Chesapeake Bay and other state waters and make recommendations on how to address the issue.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Support GHG Reduction

Maryland’s top Democratic gubernatorial candidates would all continue state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make it a priority to incentivize the use of alternative energy sources in the state.

Wild College Mascots in Danger

A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says that climate change is threatening many species of America’s most beloved college mascots.

Cardin, Fellow Senators Vow Action on Climate Change

Sen. Ben Cardin and other members of the Climate Action Task Force are planning to “wake up Congress” and make noise about climate change