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Aegis: Aberdeen Proving Ground to build $40 million cogeneration electric power, steam plant

Aberdeen Proving Ground officials broke ground Wednesday for a cogeneration power that is expected to provide 80 percent of energy needs for the installation’s Edgewood Area. The Combined Heat and Power Plant, or CHP, will produce both steam and electricity. The plant’s steam output is expected to replace steam ...Read More

Daily Record: New Md. environmental chief: Enforcement not ‘first step’

The new head of the Maryland Department of the Environment is promising better relations with businesses in the state but said environmental groups need not be worried he will be a rubber stamp. Ben Grumbles, Gov. Larry Hogan’s choice to lead the environmental agency, said his challenge will be ...Read More

WRC-TV: Taking a Dip in Maryland and Delaware: What’s in the Water at the Beach?

…The News4 I-Team took the results Cindy and dozens of other scientists like her have been collecting in the last five years to make this map, showing you what they found and how often our local beaches have “swimming advisories.”… Read the entire article.

Chesapeake Bay Program: Data sharing arrangement could lead to reduced pollution from onsite wastewater systems

Representatives from states across the Bay region recently signed a cooperative accord that will help reduce the amount of nitrogen flowing from onsite wastewater systems into local waterways. At the Chesapeake Bay Program office last week, representatives from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia signed a Memorandum of ...Read More

Your4State: Washington County Activates New Solar Field in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. – There may have been a rainstorm, but the sun still shined brightly on Earth Day in Washington County. Government and business leaders activated the county’s newest solar field at Kemps Mill Park near Williamsport. Their ultimate goal is to become the first county in Maryland to ...Read More

Herald-Mail: Washington County shines in role as state’s solar ‘powerhouse’

WILLIAMSPORT — Maryland’s top environmental official said Wednesday that Washington County is quickly becoming known as “Solar County, Maryland” thanks to its state-leading number of completed solar projects with more on the way…. Read the article.

Baltimore Sun: Oyster harvest at Kent Narrows seen as winter boost for watermen

As dawn broke over the still waters of Kent Narrows on Monday, a couple of workboats carrying watermen ventured out in search of oysters. For the first time in six years, state regulators have opened the Narrows in Queen Anne’s County to shellfish harvesting — a rare instance of ...Read More

Aegis: Maryland environment chief talks about importance of groundwater in visit to Hickory Elementary

Maryland Secretary of the Environment Benjamin H. Grumbles visited Hickory Elementary School Wednesday as part of the observance of National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8 to 14. Grumbles talked to a group of 50 Hickory Elementary fifth-grade students. He was joined by officials with the Harford County Health Department ...Read More

WYPR: IMP: Will Sparrows Point Be An Economic Engine Once More?

WYPR’s Fraser Smith and John Lee discuss the work – and the money – that is going into the most valuable piece of real estate in Baltimore County, Sparrows Point. Listen to the entire article.

Baltimore Sun: Trash cleanup ordered for Baltimore harbor, streams

The abundant trash littering Baltimore area streams and the harbor will have to be cleaned up under new pollution limits set by federal and state regulators, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. The city and Baltimore County would be required to remove or prevent hundreds of tons of trash ...Read More