| Apr 17, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan is reconsidering his predecessor's attempt to make coal-fired power plants install costly new pollution controls, switch to cleaner-burning fuel or shut down.
Three months after yanking a clear-air rule issued by Democratic Gov....
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:11 AM
GREENBELT NASA scientist George J. Huffman sometimes watches in awe as bands of greens and yellows and reds float across a map of the world on a 20-foot screen at Goddard Space Flight Center.
The technology he helped develop uses satellites to track...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Regarding your article "TV ad hits Hogan for blocking air pollution curbs" (April 2), the ad rightly criticizes the Hogan administration's decision to block regulations required by the EPA to bring Maryland into compliance with federal air quality...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Southern California air quality regulators extended a ban on wood burning to Friday, its third straight day.
Residents in Orange County and surrounding communities are barred from lighting up fire places, fire rings or stoves fueled by wood until...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 12:24 PM
Too much pressure in a piece of equipment at Torrance's Exxon Mobil refinery resulted in Wednesday's large explosion that sent irritating ash, filled with fiberglass and glass wool, into surrounding neighborhoods.
The blast jolted nearby residents...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:41 PM
Environmental and health groups have launched a television ad blitz Thursday calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to release an air pollution regulation that he blocked when he took office.
"Marylanders didn't vote for dirty air last November," the 30-second...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:48 AM
It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Maryland currently ranks fifth in the nation for worst air quality and produces over 60 percent of its energy from dirty sources like coal and natural gas. Immediately after his inauguration, Gov. Larry Hogan rolled back coal regulations that would have...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick.
The child is not the only one...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 5:32 PM
A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains and cause developmental damage during the toddler years, a new study suggests.
In 40 children examined by researchers, prenatal...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:33 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...