Tom Pelton

Host, The Environment in Focus

Tom Pelton, a national award-winning environmental journalist, has hosted "The Environment in Focus" since 2007.  He also works as director of communications for the Environmental Integrity Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to holding polluters and governments accountable to protect public health. From 1997 until 2008, he was a journalist for The Baltimore Sun, where he was twice named one of the best environmental reporters in America by the Society of Environmental Journalists.


The Environment In Focus
1:56 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Ad War Erupts Over Pollution Control Fees

An advertising and public relations battle has erupted over stormwater pollution control fees in Maryland. 

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The Environment In Focus
1:23 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Poultry Manure Regulations Spark Debate

Chicken Farm

Environment In Focus Podcast 1-29-2014

Three years ago, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's administration promised to impose regulations on poultry manure to help reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Environment in Focus
1:20 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Burning a Protected Marshland to Stimulate Plant Growth

Art Canterbury starting fire in marsh on Blackwater Wildlife Refuge

The Environment In Focus 1/22/2014

Every winter since the 1930's, federal wildlife managers have burned sections of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

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The Environment in Focus
3:09 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Local Movement Alternative to Industrial Bouquet

1-15-2014 Environment In Focus Podcast

More than 90 percent of the roses purchased in the U.S. are flown in from overseas, which creates greenhouse gas pollution.

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The Environment in Focus
2:12 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Watermen Evolve Into Aquaculture Business Entrepreneurs

Chesapeake Gold Oyster Farm
Credit I Love Blue Sea

Because wild Chesapeake Bay oysters are increasingly scarce, many oyster harvesters are switching to growing their own oysters in tanks and underwater cages.

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