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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.

03/04/2015

Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Environmental Supports Cheer Regulations on Chicken Manure

Maryland lawmakers are targeting phosphorous pollution of the Chesapeake Bay.

02/24/2015

People swim in the ocean in Ocean City, Maryland. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: 270,000 Tons of Plastic Floating in Oceans

A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world’s oceans. That’s enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks.

12/11/2014

People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They're calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans. credit: AFP/Getty Images

Scientists: Current Time Period May One Day Be Called ‘The Age Of Humans’

People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They’re calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans.

10/14/2014

Baltimore's Inner Harbor (Photo Credit: Stephen Munday/ALLSPORT)

Meet The Machine That Removed 50 Tons of Trash From The Inner Harbor In a Month

A machine that runs on water and sunshine has helped an environmental group in Baltimore remove more than 50 tons of trash from the city’s Inner Harbor in a little over a month.

06/26/2014

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Chesapeake Bay Council Signs New Agreement

Governors from states neighboring the Chesapeake Bay signed a new agreement Monday that will require state officials to submit plans in 90 days on how they specifically plan to fight pollution in the nation’s largest estuary.

06/16/2014

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Malley Applauds U.S. Plan to Curb CO2 Emissions

The federal government’s new plan for reducing pollutants blamed for global warming recognizes the value of steps Maryland has already taken, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday.

06/02/2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy signs new regulations for power plants June 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Bypassing Congress and using President Barack Obama's 'Climate Action Plan,' the new regulations will force more than 600 existing coal-fired power plants, the single largest source of greenhouse gas emission in the country, to reduce their carbon pollution 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

EPA Launches Controversial ‘Clean Power Plan’

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a plan that will set the first-ever national carbon pollution standards limits for America’s existing power plants.

06/02/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a Cinco de Mayo reception on May 5, 2014 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

Robert Reich: ‘What Numbskull In The White House Arranged’ For Obama To Showcase Wal-Mart

President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change.

05/09/2014

Freedom Industries says it is unable to pay its bills after spilling harmful chemicals into the water supply for Charleston, West Virginia. (Getty Images)

Company Files For Bankruptcy After West Virginia Spill

Bankruptcy filing shields Freedom Industries from dozens of lawsuits.

01/18/2014

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