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A small boat travels along the Honga River near the Chesapeake Bay, as the sky lights up at sunrise on May 14, 2020, in Fishing Creek. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Sep 22, 2023

Maryland lawmakers push for Chesapeake Bay to become National Park unit

The Chesapeake Bay could see a boost in status under legislation introduced this summer to designate the region as a National Recreation Area.

A spotted lanternfly is caught in a spiderweb. Spotted lanternflies can be identified by their distinctive grey, red and black wings with black spots. (Monocletophat123/Creative Commons)
Sep 21, 2023

Seeing spotted lanternfly eggs in Maryland? Scrape, smash and report them, officials say.

The spotted lanternfly, an invasive, crop-damaging insect, has finished mating season and is preparing to lay egg masses around Maryland.

A cottage belonging to the Ellison family teeters over a canal, alongside the remnants of the family's destroyed business, Ed's Baithouse and Marina, in Horseshoe Beach, Florida, on Aug. 31, 2023, one day after the passage of Hurricane Idalia. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Sep 20, 2023

Homeowners face rising insurance rates as climate change makes wildfires, storms more common

A growing number of Americans are finding it difficult to afford insurance on their homes, a problem only expected to worsen with climate change.

Climate activists rally in front of the White House at Lafayette Square to demand that President Joe Biden declare a climate emergency and move the country rapidly away from fossil fuels July 4, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Yuri Gripas, File)
Sep 20, 2023

Biden using executive power to create New Deal-style American Climate Corps

President Joe Biden will use his executive authority to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps that will serve as a major green jobs training program.

Large-scale wind development off the Atlantic coast would also have a combined economic impact for the states of $19 billion, according to a study by information and analytics company IHS Inc.
Sep 18, 2023

Offshore wind projects need federal help to get built, Moore and other governors tell Biden

Six Democratic governors are warning the Biden administration that offshore wind projects need more federal funding and planning assistance.

John Mansolillo, Northeast Marine Affairs Manager for Ørsted poses in front of a projection of the company's upcoming Maryland wind farm at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies. (The Daily Record/Johanna Alonso)
Sep 18, 2023

As East Coast ramps up offshore wind power projects, much remains unknown

As the U.S. races to build offshore wind power projects, much remains unknown about how the facilities could affect the environment.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks during an event at Greene Square Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sept. 14, 2023. Federal officials announced that the city of Cedar Rapids would receive a portion of the $1.5 billion in federal funding allocated to Urban and Community Forestry by the Inflation Reduction Act. (Nick Rohlman /The Gazette via AP)
Sep 15, 2023

Feds spread $1B for tree plantings in cities to reduce extreme heat and benefit health

Hundreds of communities around the country will share more than $1 billion in federal money to help them plant and maintain trees.

A road bisects a wetland on June 20, 2019, near Kulm, North Dakota. States and Native American tribes will have greater authority to block energy projects such as natural gas pipelines that could pollute rivers and streams under a final rule issued Sept. 14, 2023, by the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Sep 15, 2023

Biden administration restores power of states and tribes to protect waterways

States and tribes will have greater authority to block energy projects that could pollute rivers and streams under a rule issued by the Biden administration.

In this May 12, 2021, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. The Biden administration is launching a wide-ranging strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Sep 14, 2023

Biden rules on clean cars face crucial test as challenges go to DC appeals court

Efforts by the Biden administration to limit pollution from automobile tailpipes face legal challenges.

Morgan State University
Sep 12, 2023

Morgan State to establish NSF research traineeship on AI, climate change with $3M grant

The NSF awarded Morgan State University a grant to establish a research traineeship program on artificial intelligence for environmental sustainability.

Pigs eat from a trough at the Las Vegas Livestock pig farm on April 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Sep 12, 2023

Groups sue EPA in effort to strengthen oversight of livestock operations polluting waterways

A coalition of environmental groups is seeking to force the EPA to strengthen its regulation of large livestock operations that release pollutants into waterways.

For more than 30 years, Abt has supported the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics through a range of expertise and data-driven solutions in exposure assessment and prevention. (File photo)
Sep 8, 2023

Rockville-based Abt Associates awarded $49M USAID contract for climate consulting

The U.S. Agency for International Development issued a $49 million award to Rockville-based Abt Associates to help nations meet climate commitments.

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