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  • Stormwater runoff scorecard issued for D.C., Md.

    The Potomac Conservancy has issued a scorecard on efforts in Maryland and the District of Columbia to combat the problems generated by stormwater runoff.

  • Panel delays final vote on smog protections

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland panel has given provisional approval to new protections against smog, but some environmental groups are not happy that a final vote has been delayed for a month. The Air Quality Control Advisory Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to air quality protections submitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment.…

  • Study: States short on some Chesapeake Bay goals

    BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A study finds states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have made strides in reducing pollution in the nation’s largest estuary. But it found many jurisdictions in the six-state watershed are falling short in curtailing pollution from farming as well as urban and suburban runoff. The study is…

  • Green roofs could be the answer to clean D.C.’s rivers

    D.C. wants to make the Anacostia fishable and swimable in 18 years. Could a green roof help?

  • Md. developer sues Army, alleging water pollution

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick developer is suing the Army for alleged groundwater pollution on private property next to Fort Detrick. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1mUFJWr ) reports that Waverley View Investors LLC filed the civil lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. It seeks $37 million in damages, including $13 million in lost…

  • Maryland emissions-related deaths highest in U.S.

    Long-term exposure to air pollution leads to a higher percentage of the population in Maryland to die prematurely than in any other state, according to a new study on the impact of air quality on health.

  • Thousands eat Anacostia fish despite health risks, warnings

    A new study finds more education, outreach needed
    to prevent anglers from eating fish caught in the
    Anacostia River.

  • Study: Restoring the Chesapeake Bay could create 230,000 jobs

    Environmentalists devoted to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay say cleaning the bay not only will produce more crabs and oysters, but also create almost a quarter of a million jobs.