Young Woman Leads Her Community In Baltimore To “Starve” Polluting Incinerator With Zero Waste

Young Woman Leads Her Community In Baltimore To “Starve” Polluting Incinerator With Zero Waste

The Wheelabrator waste-to-energy incinerator is Baltimore’s biggest standing source of air pollution. Its smokestacks send toxic mercury, lead, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides into the air off of I-95 in South Baltimore, whose residents are primarily Black and low-income. 

Why This Matters:  High polluting incinerators like the Wheelabrator facility are both harmful and expensive.

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One Cool Thing: A Tribe Rediscovers Its Roots In Baltimore

One Cool Thing: A Tribe Rediscovers Its Roots In Baltimore

Baltimore may be famous for Edgar Allan Poe and The Star-Spangled Banner, but it is also home to many members of the Lumbee Tribe, which had originated in North Carolina and is the largest tribe east of the Mississippi River. According to Smithsonian Magazine, in the 1960s, there were so many Native Americans living there […]

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From Steel to Wind and Sprouts: Transforming a Brownfield In Baltimore Harbor For the Future

From Steel to Wind and Sprouts: Transforming a Brownfield In Baltimore Harbor For the Future

E&E News reported last week on the industrial rebirth happening at Sparrows Point, Maryland on the site of historic steel mill strategically located on Baltimore Harbor.  It is an amazing story of how a real estate firm, local officials and wind companies are investing “hundreds of millions of dollars in port upgrades to support the burgeoning offshore wind industry” with the goal of developing “a staging area for assembling wind turbines that will be moved to nearby offshore sites” that may also “one day be home to a manufacturing facility for turbine parts.”

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Hero of the Week: Rep. Elijah Cummings 1951-2019

Hero of the Week: Rep. Elijah Cummings 1951-2019

Yesterday, the U.S. Congress, as well as the City of Baltimore, lost one of its most beloved colleagues and public servants, Rep. Elijah Cummings. Cummings, the 20+ year representative of Maryland’s 7th District as well as the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, was admired and respected by his own party […]

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One Green Thing: Baltimore’s Green Cred

One Green Thing: Baltimore’s Green Cred

Over the weekend President Trump wrote some really nasty/racist things about our neighboring city of Baltimore. A city that we know to be beautiful and full of cultural activities that rival any other metro area. In fact, one of the coolest things about Baltimore is the myriad of parks and gardens that you’ll find there. […]

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