Health, Politics

Board of Public Works approves $3 million in grants for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved nearly $3 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Dereck E. Davis and Comptroller Peter Franchot. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the Chesapeake Bay,” said Maryland Environment Secretary …


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Attorney General Frosh sues Monsanto for long-lasting harm from PCBs on Maryland’s natural resources

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Monsanto for the harm that chemicals the company manufactured have caused, and continue to cause, to Maryland’s land, waters, fish, and wildlife. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and clean-up costs associated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the suit alleges that …


House passes massive infrastructure bill with big boost for Chesapeake Bay Program, Governor Hogan issues statement

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation hailed Friday night’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill boosts funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program by a historic $238 million over five years. The House approved the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a vote of 228-206. The U.S. Senate passed the …

Marylanders urged to plan, remain vigilant as severe weather hits state

REISTERSTOWN, MD—The Maryland Department of Emergency Management is urging all Marylanders to monitor weather conditions and ensure they are prepared for severe weather beginning Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31. The National Weather Service is predicting a range of hazards throughout the state, including heavy rain, coastal and tidal flooding, and gale force winds. “Now is the time to …

Biggest tidal flooding event since Hurricane Isabel expected in Baltimore area this weekend, rare Coastal Flood Warning issued

UPDATE: Forecasters have provided a severe weather arrival timeline for the Baltimore area here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a rare Coastal Flood Warning for the Baltimore area, as forecasters are expecting one of the biggest tidal flooding events of the past 10-20 years…possibly since Hurricane Isabel in some areas. The warning will be …

Weekend waterspout caught on film near Chesapeake Bay Bridge [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—A wild weather phenomenon was caught on video in Maryland over the weekend. At just before 3 p.m. on Saturday, Tessa Gunnell captured amazing footage of a waterspout while crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. In the video, the waterspout can be seen spinning and kicking up spray, and at one point there almost appears to be a second vortex. …

Intentional balloon releases banned in Maryland as of October 1

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment and Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Friday reminded Maryland residents that a new state law prohibiting intentional balloon releases goes into effect on October 1st. The new Maryland law bans the releasing of balloons that, upon landing, create litter and threaten the health and safety of animals on the land in the …

BCPS student-led Tributary Festival to benefit Chesapeake Bay Foundation to be held this weekend

TOWSON, MD—For the second year, a music festival organized by a Baltimore County Public Schools student to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will be held this weekend. The Tributary Festival, a music festival initiated and coordinated by Towson High School junior Reed Spaulding, will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum …