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Maryland submits pollution diet plan after missing deadline

Maryland submitted its final "pollution diet" plan Friday, which details how the state will achieve Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goals five years earlier than mandated by the federal government.

Tags: Pollution , Chesapeake Bay , Maryland Department of the Environment

Friday - 12/03/2010, 02:00am EST

What to do about the growing bedbug problem

Every other day, it seems, there's another report on TV about the rising epidemic of bedbugs.

Tags: bedbugs , WTOP Talkback , Environmental Protection Agency , Nathan Hager

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:35pm EDT

Federal agencies to review Fort Detrick cancer data

A group seeking to link Fort Detrick to hundreds of cases of cancer in Frederick met with federal government officials Friday morning to turn over its privately collected data

Tags: Fort Detrick , cancer , John Bee ,

Saturday - 08/14/2010, 12:33pm EDT

Feds fail to fork over millions in fees

The federal government, which owns nearly 20 percent of D.C., refuses to pay a new fee to clean up stormwater runoff, one that came about in response to unfunded EPA mandates.

Tags: WASA , Mark Segraves , Environmental Protection Agency , Water and Sewer Authority , National Association of Clean Water Agencies , Nathan Gardner-Andrews , Impervious Area Charge , Treasury Department , water bills , George Hawkins , Susan Poling , stormwater discharge , stormwater runoff , Potomac River , Anacostia River , Chesapeake Bay

Monday - 04/26/2010, 08:18pm EDT

Chesapeake Bay problems still persist

Activism about cleaning up the environment since the first Earth Day has diminished, says one noted bay expert.

Tags: Chesapeake Bay , Chesapeake Bay Foundation , Chesapeake Bay Program , Clean Water Act , Kent Mountford , Earth Day , Environmental Protection Agency , Tom Horton , Pollution , population growth , urbanization , development

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 02:00am EDT

The carbon free options

There is a lot of talk about clean energy, but what are the facts? Many people don't realize nuclear energy accounts for nearly three-quarters of all U.S. electricity production that doesn't emit greenhouse gases. To meet the 2050 climate change goals in legislation approved recently by the House of Representatives, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates the need for 180 new nuclear power plants.

Tags: technology , The Clean Energy Report , nuclear energy

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 04:03pm EDT

Environmental Protection Agency

A government union is making its case to Congress to re-establish Environmental Protection Agency research libraries. An EPA Local of AFGE hosted a recent breakfast to discuss the closures resulting from Bush Administration budget cuts. In the closing process, hundreds of paper files were lost or thrown out. When the Government Accountability Office investigated, they recommended a moratorium on future closures until the all files could be digitized. EPA CIO at the time Molly O'Neil said she didn't know what was lost because the EPA hadn't done an inventory.

Tags: technology , Power of Information , AFGE , GAO\Molly O'Neil

Monday - 08/10/2009, 10:33am EDT
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