Energy & Environment

Net Zero Expansion

Study: Hundreds in Md. Die Prematurely From Vehicle Emissions

An academic study released Tuesday finds that ozone and fine particulate matter from vehicle emissions in 2016 led to an estimated 7,100 premature deaths...
Conowingo Dam

Opinion: Legislature Must Act to Save the Bay in Light of Conowingo Dam Decision

Recently, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a 50-year license to Exelon Corp. for Maryland’s Conowingo Dam with no additional protections. At first glance...

Historic Black Town in Prince George’s County Confronts Power Plant for Contributing to Flooding

When James Jones drives up to his one-acre property in Eagle Harbor, a small historically Black waterfront community on the southern tip of Prince...
PFAS

Opinion: Maryland Must Address Emerging PFAS Crisis

This past year, Maryland has received three shocking revelations about the extent of toxic PFAS — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — contamination in the...

Winds of Change: Source of Power and Struggle

Editor’s Note: This story is the first in a new Maryland Matters series, Climate Calling. To learn more about the reporting project, click here.In a...

Climate Calling: A Special Maryland Matters Project

Climate change is accelerating, in Maryland and across the globe.The signs are everywhere: extreme weather, sea level rise, flooding in coastal communities, catastrophic pollution...

Heading For a National Park? The ‘Biggest Season in the History of the Park...

Leaders of a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday extolled national parks for providing a respite during the COVID-19 pandemic, but cautioned that enthusiasm for...
Oysters

Opinion: Tide Is Changing for Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

The oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay is a very contentious issue right now. Everybody is very concerned with the direction oysters are taking....

Biden Allocates $1B for Disaster Response as NOAA Predicts Above-Average Hurricane Season

President Joe Biden is doubling the amount of federal funding to help states prepare for natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires, he announced Monday.His...

Blue Crab Study Shows ‘Healthy Female Abundance’ in Chesapeake Bay

Let’s go, girls.The female population of the Chesapeake Bay’s renowned blue crabs are in a healthy abundance, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced...