Maryland Naval Installation Pollutes Region By Incinerating Munitions

By Pat Elder, Covert Action Magazine. -

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (Indian Head) has conducted open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) of military flares that contain up to 45% of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl [...]

Cutting Food Waste: A Lesson In Climate Awareness And Environmental Literacy

By Agya K. Aning, Inside Climate News. -

Baltimore, MD - As a “farm to school specialist” in the Baltimore City public schools, Anne Rosenthal splits her time between an office and Great Kids Farm in Catonsville, a 33-acre plot of land, [...]

Judge Blocks Sale Of Historic African Cemetery

By Dr. Marsha Coleman-adebayo, Black Agenda Report. -

A Montgomery County Circuit Court ruled Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, that Montgomery County may not sell the land that includes the historic Moses African Cemetery in Bethesda, Maryland. Judge [...]

Baltimore Aspires To ‘Zero Waste’ But Recycles Only A Fraction Of Its Plastic

By Agya K. Aning, Inside Climate News. -

Baltimore, Maryland — Leaders here aspire to create a city with zero waste. But new research shows that Baltimore has only attained an estimated residential plastic recycling rate of 2.1 percent, [...]

Nonviolent Jousting With Northrop Grumman

By Max Obuszewski, Popular Resistance. -

Under the aegis of Baltimore Peace Action, twelve stalwarts left Baltimore on September 3 to take on weapons contractor Northrop Grumman.  If Sancho Panza were with us, he would have described [...]

Descendants Sue County To Stop The Human Trafficking Of Black Bodies

By Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Black Agenda Report. -

The unthinkable, unconscionable, immoral, racist, and illegal is occurring in Bethesda, Maryland located in Montgomery County. For those who thought the buying and selling of Black bodies was [...]

The Navy Is Misleading A Maryland Community On PFAS Dangers

By Pat Elder, Military Poisons. -

Maryland - The Patuxent River Naval Air Station says the PFAS foam it sent down the drain on May 16 to the wastewater treatment plant operated by the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission [...]

Kushner Companies Violated Multiple Laws

By Alec MacGillis, ProPublica. -

It’s been six years since Dionne Mont first saw her apartment at Fontana Village, a rental housing complex just east of Baltimore. She was aghast that day to find the front door coming off its [...]

Maryland To Review Cases Of Medical Examiner Who Testified In George Floyd Case

By Alexandra Kashirina, Sputnik News. -

During the trial of Derek Chauvin, one key issue was a dispute over the cause of George Floyd’s death. While the prosecution was pointing out that Floyd had suffocated because of neck restraint [...]

Black Mass Incarceration In The So-Called Free State

By Eddie Conway, The Real News. -

Until recently, the horrifyingly unjust reality of America’s mass incarceration system has not been a central concern in popular political discourse. In the past few years, however, more people [...]

Building Black Working Class Power In Maryland

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The state of Maryland and Baltimore City in particular have been dominated by Democratic Party politics for decades, yet many residents struggle under a repressive police force, a lack of [...]

Could Baltimore’s Climate Change Suit Become A Supreme Court Test Case?

By David Hasemyer, Inside Climate News. -

What began as a narrow jurisdictional question to be argued Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court in a climate change lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore could take on far greater implications [...]

Bad News For Chesapeake Bay Seafood Lovers

By Pat Elder, Military Poisons. -

Testing done in October 2020 showed rockfish containing 23,100 parts per trillion (ppt) of a variety of per-and-poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) , crabs containing 6,650 ppt, and oysters having [...]

Report: Incarceration Destabilizes Neighborhood Economies

By Hannah Gaskill, Maryland Matters. -

A report released by the Maryland Center for Economic Policy suggests decreasing the state’s prison budget will lead to a healthier economy and increased public safety. The report, released [...]

Why Marylanders Must Test The Water Near Military Bases

By Pat Elder, Military Poisons. -

Last month, independent testing of oysters in the St. Mary’s River and St. Inigoes Creek was performed on behalf of the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association and financially supported by Public [...]