Health, Weather

West Coast wildfire smoke making its way into Maryland skies

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The skies in Maryland have become a bit more hazy in recent days. The National Weather Service says this is due to smoke from the U.S. wildfires, which is getting transported across the country via the jet stream. The massive Bootleg Fire in Oregon has scorched an area larger than Los Angeles, and is so large and is burning …


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Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Nottingham area for Wednesday

UPDATE: The Maryland Department of the Environment says smoke from the West Coast wildfires will contribute to Wednesday’s Code Orange Air Quality Alert. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wednesday for the Baltimore metro area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations …


Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Baltimore area for Friday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for the Baltimore metro area for Friday. 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 of air pollution can …

BCPS student organizing music festival to benefit Chesapeake Bay Foundation

TOWSON, MD—Reed Spaulding, a rising junior at Towson High School, is organizing The Tributary Festival, a music festival to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Originally scheduled for last spring, the festival was postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will now be held on Sunday, September 26, from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The lineup …

Governor Hogan announces $22 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the awarding of $22 million to 25 ecological restoration projects that will improve water quality and habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, while building local resilience to climate impacts. These awards encompass 123 unique sites that will be restored using best management practices, including riparian buffer and reforestation plantings, stream restoration, stormwater management, …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Nottingham area as heat index to exceed 100 degrees, storms possible

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued another Code Orange Air Quality Alert for the Baltimore area on Wednesday. The National Weather Service says the heat index should top out at around 102 degrees. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, …