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  • Clean power and energy efficiency for all Md. residents [Commentary]

    Clean power and energy efficiency for all Md. residents [Commentary]
    As Maryland considers options for cutting climate-warming emissions from existing power plants, the good news is we're already ahead of most other states in meeting new targets proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But let's not rest on...
  • Convicted smuggler of prized fish bladders gets 1-year prison term

    Convicted smuggler of prized fish bladders gets 1-year prison term
    A 75-year-old Calexico man was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison after being convicted of smuggling 241 fish bladders into the U.S. to sell on the lucrative black market. Song Shen Zhen was arrested in April 2013 after authorities at the...
  • In anticipating EPA plan, states can follow examples of neighbors

    While debate rages on about the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas pollution from existing U.S. power plants, it's important to take a look at what is already working around the country from the...
  • A new environmental dispute brews between feds and Texas over water

    AUSTIN, Texas Foretelling a new environmental battle between state and federal regulators, Attorney General Greg Abbott this week demanded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency back down from a proposal to expand the definition of federal waters to...
  • Pollution cuts ordered for coastal bays

    Pollution cuts ordered for coastal bays
    Federal regulators approved new pollution limits Monday for Maryland's coastal bays aimed at restoring water quality in the shallow lagoons that serve both as playground for Ocean City vacationers and vital habitat for fish and wildlife. Like the...
  • Waukegan reaches milestone in harbor cleanup

    Waukegan reaches milestone in harbor cleanup
    Waukegan Harbor has reached a pivotal moment in its history — one that city leaders hope will revive its sagging economy — with the culmination of a 30-year, $150 million cleanup to rid the shoreline of contamination left by the city’s...
  • Second Hand Smoke in Community Associations

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff             "Secondhand smoke," means smoke emitted from lighted, smoldering, or burning tobacco when the smoker is not inhaling; smoke emitted at the mouthpiece during puff drawing; and smoke exhaled by the smoker....
  • New virus spreads to Lehigh Valley

    New virus spreads to Lehigh Valley
    When the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued its first warning a little more than a month ago about a new virus with a strange name, it may not have seemed like cause for much concern. The sometimes-disabling virus, called chikungunya (pronounced...
  • Pa. is advocate for environment and coal

    Your recent article on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal for power plant emissions reduction suggests there are only two choices for Pennsylvanians: be an advocate for the environment, or be an advocate for coal. Fortunately, we don't have...
  • Lake Michigan safe from toxin that threatened Toledo

    Lake Michigan safe from toxin that threatened Toledo
    It didn't surprise experts that Chicago's water supply was not contaminated by an algae bloom toxin that forced officials in Toledo to issue a recent ban on drinking water from Lake Erie. Lake Michigan isn't Lake Erie. "Typically, you wouldn't see...
  • What's the secret of Nixon's unpopularity?

    Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature. The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War...