Report: Pennsylvania must do more to help Chesapeake Bay

U.S. 05/28/19, 09:49

A nonprofit that tracks pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is once again lambasting Pennsylvania for not doing enough to protect the nation's largest estuary.The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released a report Tuesday that says Pennsylvania's plan to reduce pollution is "woefully inadequate."States are tasked with keeping farm manure and storm water ...

Downpours, runoff lead to decline in Chesapeake Bay’s health

U.S. 05/21/19, 17:08

The overall health of America's largest estuary declined last year due to the effects of record-breaking precipitation washing more pollutants into the water, but scientists described the difficult year as a dip for the Chesapeake Bay and not a disaster.For an annual report card evaluating the 200-mile-long (322-kilometer-long) bay, researchers ...

Donations, pigs part of Las Vegas’ efforts to cut food waste

U.S. 04/28/19, 10:18

At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may include sliders and truffle mac and cheese. The two meals have something in common: Both came from the kitchens of Sin ...

Long-serving Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch dead at 72

Politics 04/07/19, 16:23

Michael Busch, the longest-serving Maryland House speaker in the state's history, died Sunday, his chief of staff said. Busch was 72. Busch, a Democrat who became speaker in 2003, had developed pneumonia after a follow-up procedure to a 2017 liver transplant after being diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a liver disease. He ...

Maryland Senate OKs ban on foam for food, drink containers

U.S. 03/05/19, 14:36

Maryland's Senate voted Tuesday to make the state the first in the nation to ban foam containers for food and drink to fight pollution.The Senate voted 34-13 for the measure, which now goes to the House of Delegates.Sen. Cheryl Kagan, a Democrat who's sponsoring the bill, says more than half ...

Push resumes to recognize official Pennsylvania amphibian

U.S. 02/04/19, 19:08

The Pennsylvania Senate renewed its push Monday to make a slimy and unsightly salamander the state's official amphibian in an effort to highlight the plight of a creature whose numbers researchers say are declining rapidly because of pollution in rivers and streams.The Senate approved the bill in support of the ...

Port: Largest shipping cranes to operate in US have arrived

Asia & Pacific 01/07/19, 17:31

What are said to be the largest cranes to operate at a U.S. commercial port arrived Monday in Virginia, marking the latest effort to accommodate the increasingly mammoth container ships that underpin international trade. Standing 170 feet (52 meters) tall, the Chinese-made gantry cranes towered over the ship that carried them ...

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