Energy & Environment

Meet Gov. Hogan’s Ambassador to the Environmental World

It’s a rare day that Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles finds himself happy to be around garbage, but this was one of those days.The...

Green Notes: 3 Major Conservation Organizations Merge

Three major Eastern Shore conservation organizations officially merged last week.Chester River Association, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, and Sassafras River Association have formed ShoreRivers, a nonprofit...

Hogan Sending Secretary Grumbles to U.N. Climate Conference

By Josh KurtzWhile the U.S. under President Trump has become isolated in the international effort to combat climate change, the state of Maryland is...

Report Highlights Nitrate Contamination in Drinking Water Across U.S.

By Paul Feldman/Fair WarningScientists have known for decades that drinking water contaminated by fertilizer nitrates can pose a threat to infants by undermining the...

Gone With the Wind? Ocean City’s Last-Ditch Effort to Push the Turbines Away

It isn’t surprising that Ocean City officials would want to hire uber-lobbyist Bruce Bereano to help them push two controversial wind energy projects farther...

Survey: One-Quarter of Autos Sold at CarMax Are Objects of Safety Recalls

By Paul Feldman/Fair WarningMore than one in every four vehicles being sold by used car giant CarMax are under recall for safety flaws, including...

Ocean City Wind Projects Hostage to Messy Appropriations Process

By Ana FaguyOffshore wind energy was on its way to the Free State, but now that may be on standby.Its fate may be determined...

How Safe Is Your Drinking Water?

By Dan Ross/FairWarningWant to know what hazards might be lurking in your local water supply? An updated online database launched Tuesday by the Environmental...

News Analysis: Maryland Maneuvering on Climate

By Josh KurtzShortly after President Trump announced Thursday that he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement to which more than...

End of an Era: Leader of Powerhouse Environmental Group Stepping Aside

By Josh KurtzDru Schmidt-Perkins, a powerhouse environmentalist who has been a fixture in Maryland policy and political debates for more than a quarter century,...