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Environmental Cleanup

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  • Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again

    Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again
    A renewed effort is underway in Baltimore to impose a fee on most plastic bags handed out in city stores — and supporters believe that charging a nickel for each bag, rather than a dime, will allow the measure to gain enough backing to become law....
  • Maker of powerful rat poison will cease production in July

    Maker of powerful rat poison will cease production in July
    After years of battling federal environmental officials, the maker of d-CON has agreed to stop producing for the consumer market certain rat poisons that have accidentally harmed children, wildlife and pets. The company's rodent-control products will be...
  • Rat poison maker agrees to stop selling formula that harmed kids, pets

    Rat poison maker agrees to stop selling formula that harmed kids, pets
    After years of challenges to federal environmental officials, the maker of d-Con rat traps has agreed to discontinue a consumer line of poison-laced baits that have accidentally harmed children, wildlife and pets. The rodent-control products will be...
  • Baltimore AmeriCorps program gets $200K EPA job-training grant

    Baltimore AmeriCorps program gets $200K EPA job-training grant
    A Baltimore nonprofit AmeriCorps program will receive $200,000 in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant money to train 72 city residents for careers in environmental cleanup work. The nonprofit, Civic Works, was one of 18 groups nationwide that...
  • New EPA rule would seek to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030

    New EPA rule would seek to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030
    The Obama administration will seek to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants 30% from 2005 levels by 2030, potentially one of the biggest steps any country has taken to confront climate change, people familiar with the plan said Sunday....
  • Oil drilling near Everglades prompts worries about fracking, water

    The Florida Everglades has become the latest region to react against oil drillers and fracking, a technique that has spurred worries about earthquakes and water contamination across the country. Concerns about an “enhanced extraction procedure&...
  • Urban farmers urge city to update compost law

    Urban farmers urge city to update compost law
    Once a week, Alex Poltorak roams the alleyways of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood hunting for white buckets stashed here and there crammed with banana peels, avocado shells, bits of onions and other colorful vegetable scraps from his customers'...
  • Rob McCord slings gaseous mud ball at Tom Wolf and 'the others'

     
    As predicted by political insiders, state Treasurer Rob McCord was the first Democrat to run a television attack ad against another Democrats running for governor in the May 20 primary. It started Thursday. In the 30-second ad, McCord (to the......
  • Attention urged to improve Buffalo Creek-area pollution

     Attention urged to improve Buffalo Creek-area pollution
    Representatives of communities in the Buffalo Creek area were told of water quality tests that showed contamination and urged to take steps to protect the water and fish and wildlife habitat as plans move forward to expand the storage capacity of...
  • Calculating the costs of pollution

     Calculating the costs of pollution
    Last week, a divided court of appeals upheld what may well be the most important environmental rule in the nation's history: the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury standards. The regulation is expected to prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,...
  • White House announces new climate change data website

    WASHINGTON -- As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal...