Energy & Environment

AG’s Demand Hill Action on Chemicals That Contaminate Drinking Water

Twenty-two Democratic state attorneys general, including Maryland’s Brian E. Frosh (D), are pressing Congress to pass legislation that would aid states in addressing the...

Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses Resilient Despite Record Rainfall

By Kate RyanThe condition of underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay is an indicator of the health of the bay, and that’s why Maryland...
Wind Farm

Plans for an Offshore Atlantic Wind Farm Generate a Buzz in Baltimore County

A Danish firm announced that the power-generating wind turbines it will place off the coast of Ocean City will be assembled at the Baltimore County site that...

New ‘Historic Ellicott City’ Flood Alert Plan in Place

By Neal AugensteinOne week after confusion when emergency sirens didn’t sound in historic and oft-flooded Ellicott City during National Weather Service flash flood warnings,...

Report: Coastal Flooding in Md. Will Get Worse — Even on Sunny Days

As if two days of torrential rains this week weren’t reminder enough, a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suggests...

New Carnivorous Plant Species Discovered in Worcester County

By Kristin Danley-GreinerA volunteer botanist has discovered a new carnivorous plant species taking root in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and The...

Baltimore Forum to Tackle Dangers of Coal Power

On Tuesday, the Maryland Sierra Club and Our Revolution Baltimore will host a Baltimore Beyond Coal forum with public health and social justice advocates...

Van Hollen, Colleagues Demand Answers on Trump July 4 Rally

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen has joined with two fellow Democrats on the Appropriations Committee, seeking answers about the cost of President Trump’s rally...

Kopp: State May Look Into Divesting From Fossil Fuels

On a day that brought another intense rain storm, with her audience’s cell phones buzzing with emergency warnings about damaging flooding in the region,...

Report: Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Thriving

By Kristin Danley-GreinerThe Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is thriving and not being overfished, a report released last week found. According to the summer...