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Power of the Pulpit: Md. Religious Groups Addressing Climate Change

The words "blessed," "thankful" and "grateful" are stenciled in red on the steps leading to the Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church in Bowie. And...

Opinion: A Development Plan That Never Belonged

Last Wednesday night, the Takoma Park City Council decided to craft a resolution to disapprove of the current plan to develop Takoma Junction. The decision was unanimous. A...

Endangered Species to Get a Reprieve Under Biden Administration Plans

The lesser prairie-chicken, a rare dancing grouse once abundant on the Great Plains, could benefit again soon from the protection of the U.S. government.So could the rusty...
Conowingo

Opinion: Conowingo Dam License Will Benefit the Bay

The commentary “Legislature Must Act to Save the Bay in Light of Conowingo Dam Decision” was misleading and inaccurate. As an Exelon Generation...

Environmentalists File Appeal to Reverse Relicensure of Conowingo Dam

Environmental groups filed an appeal on Thursday in an attempt to overturn a federal commission’s decision to relicense the Conowingo Dam.They contend the terms...
Renewable Energy

Md. Coal-Fired Power Plant Will Retire Five Years Early — Before Worker Retraining Kicks...

The operator of the second largest coal-fired power plant in Maryland announced that the plant will retire next year, which is five years earlier...
Composting

Report Finds Md. Greatly Underestimated Landfill Methane Emissions For Over a Decade

Maryland has substantially underestimated the amount of greenhouse gases produced from its landfills, according to a new report by an environmental watchdog organization.The Environmental...
Net Zero Expansion

Study: Hundreds in Md. Die Prematurely From Vehicle Emissions

An academic study released Tuesday finds that ozone and fine particulate matter from vehicle emissions in 2016 led to an estimated 7,100 premature deaths...
Conowingo Dam

Opinion: Legislature Must Act to Save the Bay in Light of Conowingo Dam Decision

Recently, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a 50-year license to Exelon Corp. for Maryland’s Conowingo Dam with no additional protections. At first glance...

Historic Black Town in Prince George’s County Confronts Power Plant for Contributing to Flooding

When James Jones drives up to his one-acre property in Eagle Harbor, a small historically Black waterfront community on the southern tip of Prince...