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In the Arctic, it hasn’t been this hot in 44,000 years!

In the early Holocene period, our current geological period beginning around 11,700 years ago, approximately 9% more energy from the sun struck the Arctic region, causing a peak in the natural cycle of Earth’s temperatures. Today, as shown in a … Continue reading

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Homegrown Baltimore!

Baltimore Office of Sustainability has drafted an urban agriculture plan to promote farming within the city limits. Review the plan HERE: and Submit comments until October 25th, 2013.

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Lawmakers Debate Garrett County Wind Project

The complexity surrounding environmental issues hangs over key debates among Maryland lawmakers this year.  The Baltimore Sun examines the advantages and drawbacks surrounding a new wind project in Garrett County.  The project would bring much-needed revenue to the county, for … Continue reading

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New Rules Streamline Renewable Energy Permitting Process on Tribal Lands

On Tuesday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazaar announced the most significant changes ( in federal management of Indian lands in 50 years. These new rules seek to improve what has been seen as an extremely cumbersome Bureau of Indian … Continue reading

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After Hurricane Sandy Do We Need to (Finally) Rethink Our Water Supply?

Having easy access to Earth’s most vital resource is something that many people take for granted. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the water supply was one of the few services that remained largely intact and was thus ignored. Many … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy has garnered attention worldwide. The hurricane’s impact devastated the Northeast of the United States with unprecedented strength. However, some of the damage is easily overlooked in comparison to the number of homes without power, schools closed or public … Continue reading

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Effects of Hurricane Sandy

As New York and New Jersey continue to recover from the Superstorm Sandy’s devastation, focus is shifting to ensuring that the right lessons are learned. The elephant that Sandy let back in the room, of course, is climate change. Man-made … Continue reading

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