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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...

    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...

    Baltimore: Number 1 in air pollution deaths

    A troubling report in the journal Atmospheric Environment claims that, not only do 200,000 Americans die needlessly in the US each year from the effects of breathing air pollution, but that Baltimore City leads the nation in deaths per 100,000 residents....

    The Mail 7/30/14

    The Mail 7/30/14
    Prig Watch My goodness! I couldn’t help but notice what a priggish attitude state Sen. Bill Ferguson displayed in his letter to the editor about the July 16 cover art (The Mail,” July 23). Thought you handled it beautifully, though, in...