Energy & Environment

UMD Flights Improve Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Record

By Greta EasthomAs soon as the Cessna twin-piston airplane touches down on the tarmac at Easton Airport, a graduate student runs out with an...

Dirty Air and the Human Brain: Does Pollution Poison the Mind?

By Hillel AronAir pollution is known to be a serious health risk – a cause of asthma, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and a...

‘Real Rush’ of Trump Rules Expected Ahead of 2020 Election

The Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from auto emissions to...

Fields of Waste: Artificial Turf Becomes Mounting Disposal Mess

This story was reprinted with permission from FairWarning (www.fairwarning.org), a nonprofit news organization based in Southern California that focuses on public health, consumer, workplace and...

State Sues Owner of Shuttered Paper Mill Over River Pollution

The Maryland Attorney General's office and the Department of the Environment filed a lawsuit Monday against the owner of a shuttered paper mill in Western...

115 Lawmakers Earn Perfect Scores from PIRG for 2019 Session

Two-thirds of the Maryland General Assembly – all Democrats – received a perfect score on a new report card from the Maryland Public Interest...

Senator’s Bill Would Ban Balloon Releases

By Teresa JohnsonLetting a balloon float away in Maryland would draw in a fine of $250, under a bill sponsored by Sen. Clarence K....

3 in Md. Congressional Delegation Co-Sponsor 100% Clean Energy Bill

Three members of Maryland's congressional delegation have signed on as co-sponsors to new legislation that would commit the U.S. to achieve a 100% clean...

Poll Shows Strong Support for Phasing Out Coal Plants as Barve Readies Bill

The chairman of the principal environmental committee in the House of Delegates plans to introduce legislation next year to shutter the state's six remaining...

7 Md. Superfund Sites Threatened by Climate Change — Watchdog Agency

Seven of the most contaminated sites in Maryland are in areas that could be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a...