Energy & Environment

Enviros Fume as Hogan Downplays Rift With Pa. Over Bay Cleanup

Maryland Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Thursday sought to downplay any animus between his state and Pennsylvania over Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts...

Tropical Storm Watch Issued for 5 Md. Counties Due to Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian churns east of the Georgia coast, the National Hurricane Center posted watches that extended up to the Chesapeake Bay. After battering...

Queen Anne’s Business Leaders, Enviros Unite to Oppose 3rd Bay Span

Business and environmental leaders don’t always find themselves rowing in the same direction. But in Queen Anne’s County, they are united in opposition to...

Maryland DNR Enforcing Coastal Shark Catch Limit

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is enforcing a catch limit per vessel per trip of 45 large coastal sharks. The agency stated that...

Hogan Rips Pa. on Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) sounded the alarm once again Thursday about Pennsylvania’s inability to meet its clean water goals, suggesting in a...

Trouble, Then a Turnaround at Md.’s Biggest Oyster Hatchery

Maryland’s largest oyster hatchery has been having serious production problems. But now, late in the season, things appear to be turning around.The University of...

State Environmental Chief Nixes 2 Major Solar Projects

In a decision that illustrates the tension between policymakers’ desire to promote clean energy and preserve forests and surrounding waters, Maryland Environment Secretary Ben...
Leech

New Species of Leech Discovered in Southern Md.

Washington is no stranger to bloodsucking parasites, but scientists have identified a new species of previously unrecognized medicinal leech.It’s the first one discovered on...

Md., Va. Release More Plans to Protect the Chesapeake Bay

Maryland and Virginia have released final details of the latest round of plans to protect and tidy the Chesapeake Bay.All six Chesapeake Bay states...

Opinion: Md. Needs a Comprehensive RPS Clean-up Plan

Maryland Matters reported on Aug. 16 that Delegate Dereck Davis is considering introducing legislation that would remove “black liquor,” a byproduct of paper milling,...