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Maryland’s Styrofoam ban set to take effect on October 1

BALTIMORE, MD—On October 1, Maryland will become the first state in the U.S. to ban the use of expanded polystyrene (EPS), commonly referred to as Styrofoam. During the2019 legislative session the Maryland General Assembly passed a new law banning the use of food service products (e.g., cups, plates, bowls, trays, etc.) composed of Styrofoam. The law states that on or …


Health, Sci-Tech, Weather

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Monday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert Monday for the Baltimore metro area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects …


Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias, Marylanders urged to exercise caution

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the East Coast braces for Tropical Storm Isaias, Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for severe conditions. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for most jurisdictions, in addition to several severe weather watches and warnings …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Nottingham area

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Thursday. A quickly degrading airmass, favorable trajectories transporting modestly modified air, light winds, and hot temperatures will increase the probability of USG ozone, particularly in the Baltimore area Thursday. A Heat Advisory will be in effect for the Baltimore area until 7 p.m.  Severe storms …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Monday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Monday for the Baltimore area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Baltimore area on Monday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Monday for the Baltimore area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Baltimore area on Saturday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Saturday for the Baltimore metro area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The …

Md. Department of Environment helps convert motor fleets to cleaner fuels

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment announced on Monday that it has approved $2.1 million in funding for five private businesses to convert their motor fleets to cleaner alternative fuels as part of the settlement of the Volkswagen (VW) “defeat devices” case. Existing diesel powered vehicles will be replaced with new vehicles that use clean alternative fuels like electricity, …