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Md. AG Audit: More Environmental Enforcement Needed

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says his annual environmental audit has found the need for enhanced enforcement of pollution laws.

04/22/2013

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Study Explores Possible Law Clinic For Md. Farmers

Following the lawsuit that brought national attention to Maryland farmers, a group of academics is working to find out what legal resources the stewards of Maryland’s largest industry may want.

04/11/2013

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Md. Session Mixed For Environmentalists

Environmentalists got some of what they wanted from Maryland lawmakers during the legislative session that headed toward adjournment Monday, including an offshore wind bill and a divisive measure designed to help farmers comply with Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations.

04/08/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Baltimore

Baltimore has an active conservation-minded community and there are a number of Earth Day events being held in the area.

04/08/2013

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Senate Committee Passes Agriculture Certainty Bill

A Maryland Senate committee has approved an agriculture certainty bill that has split support from environmental groups.

03/21/2013

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Appeal: Potomac Pollution Should Meet Md. Criteria

A watershed-protection group wants the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board to overturn a Potomac River pollution permit for a federal complex in Shepherdstown and instead impose Maryland’s tougher sampling requirements.

03/04/2013

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U-Md. Mapping Tree DNA In Climate-Change Study

The University of Maryland is seeking volunteers for a coast-to-coast study of trees and climate change.

01/31/2013

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Winter Is Good Time To Spot Bald Eagles In Md.

When the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, bald eagles had nearly disappeared from most of the United States. The lower 48 states were home to barely 400 nesting pairs of bald eagles, due primarily to widespread use of the pesticide DDT.

01/16/2013

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Volunteers Sought To Teach Children About The Bay

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it is seeking volunteers to teach children about the Chesapeake Bay and other state waterways.

01/15/2013

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Md. Family Still Feeling Impact From Poultry Suit

For three long years, farmer Alan Hudson and his wife were the defendants in the pollution lawsuit filed by the Waterkeeper Alliance. Hudson, who works his 100-year-old family farm in Berlin, said the impact on his family has been enormous and long-lasting.

01/08/2013

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JHU Students Urge Divestment Of Fossil Fuel Stocks

Hundreds of Johns Hopkins University students are calling on the university administration to divest itself of fossil fuel holdings.

12/25/2012

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Miller Wants Debate On Wind Bill

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Tuesday he will consider changes to the Senate Finance Committee, if that is necessary to advance an offshore wind measure to the full Senate for debate in the upcoming legislative session.

12/11/2012

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