Health, Weather

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Nottingham area for Sunday

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


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Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Baltimore metro area for Thursday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A Code Orange Air Quality Alert has been issued for the Baltimore metro area. The Maryland Department of the Environment says the Code Orange Air Quality Alert will be in effect on Thursday, May 20th. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, …


Governor Hogan authorizes emergency measures to address Colonial Pipeline incident, gas shortages

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline has initiated a restart of pipeline operations. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday authorized Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Greg Slater to take emergency measures to respond to the Colonial Pipeline incident and ensure continuity of fuel supply throughout the state. “The emergency actions that we are taking will provide the state the …

Attorney General Frosh, Environment Secretary Grumbles announce settlement with Home Free Lead Inspections

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles on Monday announced a settlement with Home Free Lead Inspections, LLC (Home Free) and two of its inspectors, Charles Gillis and David Gillis. The settlement resolves allegations that Home Free and the two inspectors failed to properly perform lead-based paint inspections, issued lead-free inspection certificates for properties …

Olszewski unveils legislative agenda for 2021 General Assembly session

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will again make the fight for school construction and transformational education funding the top priorities of his legislative agenda for the upcoming 2021 General Assembly session. The continued push for education funding will be part of a robust agenda that also includes policies to protect the environment, replicate Baltimore County’s police reform model, and …

Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for heavy snowfall, adverse conditions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for heavy snowfall and other severe conditions anticipated on Wednesday and into Thursday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northern Baltimore County with 12 to 18 inches of snow expected.  A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the …

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 …

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 …