BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $34 million in grants and loans on March 8 to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
“These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water
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The Maryland Public Service Commission has released its long-awaited order on several key energy efficiency issues. The decisions in the order placed Maryland in the forefront of national energy efficiency leadership. Several key decisions highlight how important energy efficiency is to the future of the state of Maryland, and the value the Public Service Commission
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by Marissa Horn – University of Maryland
While the Terrapins football team worked to ignite its first Big Ten conference rivalry against Penn State this weekend, junior Ori Gutin was connecting with students from fellow universities to form the first Big Ten sustainability committee.
Following this university’s admission to the athletic conference in July, Gutin,
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KB Derr & Son, an independent marina and boatyard in Lusby, is the newest certified Maryland Clean Marina.
“I decided to go for the award after I attended a Clean Marina workshop last winter,” said Owner Justin Derr. “I realized I would rather be proactive and adopt the best practices and permits for the industry.”
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The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) will provide an estimated $92,000 in funding to support community-based environmental education projects in 11 mid-Atlantic communities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Aimed at empowering people to take better care of their local environment, the projects are funded via a $150,000 EPA grant to NNCC to support
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State program encourages better practices by marinas to control trash, pollution
Feb. 18. — In October, Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative released the State of Baltimore’s Harbor Report, an assessment of the current health of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and its surrounding tributaries. According to the study, the water quality received an overall poor score.
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Grants Will Reduce Nutrient Pollution, Improve Infrastructure
BALTIMORE, MD (December 19, 2012) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $76 million in grants today to reduce pollution and improve water quality by upgrading and maintaining wastewater treatment plants and reducing sedimentation in waterways. The Board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer
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Company Sets Reductions in Carbon Emissions, Energy Use, Waste and Water by 2020
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced it will implement aggressive new global environmental goals to decrease its use of natural resources at all stages of product development and business operations over the next eight years.
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If wind power is the future of sustainable energy, La Prima Catering is already ahead of the curve. The College Park, MD-based company’s kitchens in College Park and Columbia, Md. are now 100% wind powered.
Celebrating 25 years of growth and success this year, La Prima President Dave Evans says the company will devote the
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The recent commentary by representatives of Senior Scientists and Policymakers for the Bay regarding poultry waste regulations was wrong in many ways (“No more half-measures,” June 18).
They are correct that more people and their pollution will stress our environment. More people will reverse the progress that agriculture is making. TheU.S. Environmental Protection Agencyreports that
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