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Environmental Pollution

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  • Wandering Eye: Hogan ignores science that air pollution causes deaths, Harbor East gets an even bigger Whole Foods, and more

    Wandering Eye: Hogan ignores science that air pollution causes deaths, Harbor East gets an even bigger Whole Foods, and more
    Despite science that says Maryland leads the nation in premature deaths due to air pollution, one of new Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's first moves in office was to block regulations to lower pollution from coal-fired power plants. Now comes more science, saying that "children with lifetime exposures to concentrations of air pollutants above the current U.S. standards, including fine particulate matter, are at an increased risk for brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases," and the impacts include short-term memory loss and lower IQ. Early deaths and more illness chewing up health care dollars, less productivity in school and at work thwarting economic performance—it seems that smart policy would work toward limiting air pollution, not removing barriers to its creation. Oh well. (Van Smith)
  • Baltimore: A Top 10 Sustainable City

    Baltimore has made another Top 10 list--this time, though, it's not a list of the most murderous, drug-addled, or crime-ridden cities. Sustain Lane, an online "people-powered guide to sustainable living," has ranked Baltimore as the 10th most...

    DPW Reports a Sewage Leak Near the Jail

    Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) spokesman Kurt Kocher called CP today, asking that we inform the public—even if it is belatedly—of a 220,000-gallon sewage leak that occurred on March 13 at 401 E. Eager St., where the city's...

    Electric Lawnmowers Pushed in Trade-In Program

    Maryland gets in on the lawnmower trade-in craze that has been catching on in the smoggier parts of the country, where local and state governments offer vouchers for reduced-price electric mowers to consumers willing to part with their gas-powered mowers....

    Department of Environment hearing on CSX coal facility in Curtis Bay

    [caption id="attachment_16775" align="alignleft" width="225"] Photo by Noah Scialom[/caption] If you've ever been in the Curtis Bay area of Baltimore, you've seen the giant pile of coal at the CSX Marine cargo handling facility at Curtis Bay Piers looming...