Energy & Environment

Study Shows Dramatically More Flooding in Md.’s Future

Four out of five coastal Maryland communities regularly monitored by the federal government experienced a record number of days of high-tide flooding in 2019,...

Opinion: Will Ratepayers Bail Out Md. Utilities During COVID-19?

Most Maryland businesses are suffering a loss from the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. Less demand exists for products they sell. Those providing a...

With Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs Due to End, Lawmakers Seek Action From PSC

More than 60 members of the General Assembly have written to the Maryland Public Service Commission, urging the PSC, which regulates utilities, to quickly...

Md.’s Gas Pipelines and Cove Point Plant Soon to be Under New Management

Say goodbye to Dominion Energy in Maryland and hello to Berkshire Hathaway. One of the largest energy companies in America is selling all of its...
Fishing

Eating Your Catch? Stick With Trout, Avoid Rockfish If You’re Fishing Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Almost half of all game fish in the Chesapeake Bay’s freshwater lakes, rivers and streams may be unsafe to eat because of high levels...

U.S. House Moves to Invest in Infrastructure, Jobs, Environment, Justice; Senate and White House...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure...
Dust Plume

Saharan Dust Plume Wisps Its Way Into Maryland This Weekend

If the sunset's captivating colors seem more brilliant and the air a bit thicker and harder to breathe this weekend and into next week,...

Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Are Suffering in Pandemic

When a bill that called for half of Maryland’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2030 became law last year, advocates predicted that...

Forecast: Chesapeake Bay to Have a Smaller ‘Dead Zone’ This Year 

The Chesapeake Bay will have a smaller “dead zone,” or an area of little to no oxygen, this year, researchers say. When excess nutrients, such...

Md., Other States Push EPA to Force Stricter Pollution Standards for Pa. Power Plants

An advisory commission of 13 Northeastern states has approved a recommendation to the Environmental Protection Agency that Pennsylvania's power plants, whose emissions have been...