Thinking about solar panels to cut your home-energy bills? Join the crowd: Efficiency is up and the cost is going down.
Frank and Mary Smith spent three years looking for the perfect rooftop solar system for their Anne Arundel County home. Problem was, most of the products on the market looked like relics from the...
Five local watershed groups unite to form a stronger voice.
Five of the city's watershed groups have taken a cue from the rivers they steward. Just as the waterways they look after converge in the Chesapeake Bay, so are the groups coming together to protect...
Stimulus funding gives a jolt to the electric car movement.
Imagine driving down I-95 when your car is about to run out of juice. You get off at the next exit and, instead of filling up, you plug in. That will soon be possible, thanks to more than $500,...
One of the region's reigning green gurus, Rob Brennan, on how to make an environmentally friendly home.
You could say that Rob Brennan was interested in green architecture before it was cool. Even before Sarah Susanka's iconic book, The Not So Big House, changed the way Americans thought about the...
Three locals open a hip, eco-friendly car wash in Canton.
Editor's note: Due to an editing error, the name of the car wash was incorrect in our May print issue. The story below contains the correct information.
In their early 20s, John Cefalone, Tom...
Baltimore's dirty industrial past often comes back to haunt us—chromium seeping into neighborhoods, arsenic in public parks, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the waterways. Now, a University of...
Everyone wants the Chesapeake Bay to get cleaner and healthier. Making that happen has proven to be a tough, thankless, and even confusing mission. Here’s what we need to know if we want to save the Bay.
First, a personal confession: A few years back, the business of being a good environmentalist seemed, to me, a straightforward affair. As I weighed one issue after another, the world could be seen...