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Maryland 'Flush Tax' To Double

Maryland legislators have agreed on a plan that will double the so-called "Flush Tax," which is used to fund major cleanup efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.

WAMU 88.5

Prospects For Offshore Wind In Maryland Dim

A bill that would have required Maryland utilities to get a certain amount of their power from offshore wind died in committee, scuttling a big push by Democrats to expand renewable power in the state.

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Bay Cleanup Plans Get Detailed

Virginia, Maryland and the District are refining their plans to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

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GOP Lawmakers Rally Against EPA's New Coal Plant Rules

Republican lawmakers are fighting a proposed EPA rule that would limit emissions levels allowed from new coal-fired power plants, but Democrats say it's necessary to fight global warming. 

NPR

Sunny Days Are Here Again — But Is That Good?

Temperatures around the nation have been unusually warm this spring. While it might be time to lie on a blanket in the park, climate scientists are worried. They say all these sunny days are actually an extreme weather event, one with local and global implications.
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Virginia Farmers Fear Frost Possibility

Virginia farmers are worried their crops could suffer from a damaging cold snap.

NPR

How Murdoch's Aussie Papers Cover Climate Change

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sells an overwhelming majority of all newspapers read in his native Australia and holds a controlling interest in the leading cable news channel. With such dominance, the Murdoch press there draws careful scrutiny of how it covers sensitive issues.
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Septic Bill Nears Passage In Maryland

A bill that would allow counties to restrict the placement of septic systems has passed Maryland's House of Delegates over the objections of some who say it represents overreach by the state government.

NPR

Early Spring Has Farmers Battling Frost At Night

The early spring has been great for recreation and those with cabin-fever, but it's been a headache for farmers and other growers. In Wisconsin, orchard and vineyard owners have trees and vines in early bloom, but are now up at night battling frost.

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