Sci-Tech, Weather

Geomagnetic storm may bring Northern Lights to Maryland this weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A massive solar flare could bring the Northern Lights to Maryland this weekend. NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center says a G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm Watch is in effect for October 30 – 31, 2021, following a significant solar flare and Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the sun that occurred around 11:35 a.m. EDT on Oct. 28. This means auroras …


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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 …


MEMA launches MdReady WebApp during Maryland Severe Storms Awareness Week

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is encouraging residents to practice what to do in the event of a tornado as part of Severe Storms Awareness Week, April 5-9, 2021. MEMA is also launching a new mobile website application during the week. The MdReady WebApp replaces the existing Maryland Prepares App and provides instant access to a wide array of …

Northern Lights may be visible in Maryland on Thursday night

NOTTINGHAM, MD—”Aurora borealis?  At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country?” Forecasters say the Northern Lights may be visible in Maryland on Thursday night, thanks to a geomagnetic solar storm. The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a geomagnetic storm watch this week, stating that there is the potential for an …

CARES Act funding announced for Maryland fishing industry

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced this week that economic relief funds would be made available to the state’s commercial seafood industry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be available beginning on November 4th.  The application will be available to eligible …

Governor Hogan celebrates Mallows Bay, Maryland’s first national marine sanctuary

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday attended a celebration of Mallows Bay’s official designation as a national marine sanctuary by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which ensures the preservation of the remains of more than 100 World War I-era vessels. “The Mallows Bay landscape truly tells the story of our beginnings, our struggles, and our progress as Marylanders …

Northern Lights may be visible in Maryland this weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Attention, space weather enthusiasts. Forecasters say that, this weekend, some Marylanders may be able to see the Aurora Borealis – at this time of year, in this part of the country. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center says that a large portion of the United States is included in this weekend’s aurora watch. The best …

Maryland awards $30.9 million to improve water quality and increase resilience

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday announced the awarding of $30.9 million in grants to local communities to implement projects that will restore local waterways, increase climate resilience, and develop the next generation of environmental stewards. “We are pleased to support these innovative projects that will help us achieve our environmental goals,” Maryland Department of …