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Poll: Marylanders Overwhelmingly Favor Clean Energy Investments in Biden Infrastructure Plan

Marylanders across all congressional districts strongly support the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Act and the investments it would make in climate, clean energy, good-paying...
Emissions

Opinion: Region Needs to Get Moving on Programs to Reduce Emissions

In March, President Biden unveiled the American Jobs Plan, an historic investment in the United States’ long-neglected infrastructure systems. The plan, which is undergirded...

Study: Md. Public Schools Will Need to Spend $818 Million to Cool Classrooms by...

As climate change leads to hotter days across the country, the cost of cooling public school buildings grows higher. New research estimates that more...

Chesapeake Bay Governors Propose ‘Billion for the Bay’ Federal Funding Initiative

The governors of the six Chesapeake Bay states, along with the mayor of Washington, D.C., and the head of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, have...

Baltimore Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Expected to Dramatically Reduce Sewage Overflows

A $430 million project that aims to curtail 80% of Baltimore City’s sewage overflows into the Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay was formally completed...

Ex-Van Hollen Aide Gets Gig Promoting Green Banks

The Coalition for Green Capital this week announced that it has hired Meghan Conklin, a former policy adviser to U.S. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)...
Plastic

Opinion: Plastic to Fuel Is a Threat to Md.’s Environment

In Maryland, reducing plastic waste and finding climate solutions have broad support among Marylanders. From plastic foam and bag bans to clean energy and...

Wooded Parcel Near UMD Inspires a Wish List That Can’t Be Fulfilled

Second in a two-part series.It’s relatively easy for College Park community and university leaders to agree on the need for affordable graduate student housing;...

Anne Arundel Co. Sues Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climate Damage

Anne Arundel County has filed a lawsuit against more than two dozen fossil fuel companies over the costs of dealing with the fallout of...

One Small Patch of Woods Near the University of Maryland Sparks an Epic Fight

First of a two-part series.A 10-acre wooded plot tucked behind buildings across from the University of Maryland in College Park is filled with native...