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Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68, local leaders pay tribute

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore died of a long-standing illness early Thursday morning according to his office.  He was 68 years old. A spokesman for the key Democrat said that he passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital at around 2:45 a.m. Cummings had recently been embroiled in a Twitter battle with President Donald Trump over the conditions within …


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Maryland Department of the Environment releases draft plan to achieve climate goals

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment announced on Tuesday the release of a comprehensive, economy-wide plan to dramatically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. MDE says the new draft plan will set Maryland on an ambitious path and “serve as a model for how the nation can respond to climate change while also supporting economic growth.” The Greenhouse Gas Emissions …


Maryland oyster season dates, limits set for 2019-2020

BALTIMORE, MD-The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has issued season limits for the 2019-2020 oyster harvesting season. The 2019-20 season will begin October 1, 2019 with no commercial harvesting on Wednesdays, and temporary closures to wild harvesting in certain areas where there is a low abundance of oysters, low natural spat set or where spat-on-shell plantings are being protected, including …

Coastal Flood Advisory issued, could affect Bowleys Quarters area

BALTIMORE, MD – The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which will be in effect from 8  p.m. Wednesday evening through 2 a.m. on Thursday. The advisory covers the shoreline in southern Baltimore County and the city of Baltimore. Tides are expected to be about one foot above normal. NWS forecasters say up to one half foot …

Frosh files brief supporting Baltimore’s efforts to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday led a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief supporting Baltimore City in its lawsuit to hold fossil fuel companies accountable under state law for actions contributing to climate change. In their brief, the attorneys general argue that all levels of government have a shared interest in …

Hurricane Dorian projected path: Chesapeake Bay risk increasing

UPDATE: A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for portions of Maryland. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD – Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in years, may have a serious impact on the Chesapeake Bay. The storm has already devastated the Bahamas and is now beginning to wreak havoc along the eastern coast of Florida. Hurricane …

Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study meeting to be held in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD – As part of the ongoing Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study, four preliminary alternatives will be presented to the public this fall. Thus far, data has shown that these preliminary corridor alternatives are the only corridors to sufficiently meet the purpose and need in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. …

Coastal Flood Advisory issued for Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which will be in effect from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Due to persistent east-northeast winds, water levels will remain elevated over the next few days along the Chesapeake Bay and tidal Potomac. Tides are expected to be one to one and a half feet …