Dosing the Coast: Baltimore County’s Leaky Pipes Are Medicating the Chesapeake Bay

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In Baltimore, Maryland, leaky sewage infrastructure delivers tens of thousands of human doses of pharmaceuticals to the Chesapeake Bay every year. . Dosing the Coast: Baltimore County’s Leaky Pipes Are Medicating the Chesapeake Bay

Baltimore city fixes racial water injustice according to income

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If you are black and living in Baltimore you might not be able to afford your water. A new bill in Baltimore, Maryland (US) aims to settle water injustice, making sure that a water bill will be adjusted to a family’s means. Baltimore is a good case study.


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Video: Curtis Bay Community in Baltimore Asks for Clean Water

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The community of Curtis Bay in Baltimore's South Side is suffering from coal dust pollution from the CSX coal export terminal nearby. Curtis Bay Community Asks for Clean Water from Kristen E on Vimeo. Residents are concerned that with the increase of coal export activity, the facility's permit is not up to standards to protect the community.

Lumber salvaged from Baltimore’s houses and trees creates jobs and cuts wood waste


Read the original post: Lumber salvaged from Baltimore’s houses and trees creates jobs and cuts wood waste. Plus, shared stewardship may increase social cohesion and promote community development. Business Green cities community development economy-jobs- may-increase moving-toward recycling regenerative agriculture shared-stewardship social-cohesion

CNN: Meatless Monday in Baltimore school

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"Baltimore has instituted a "meatless Monday" school lunch program." This is great news! My only problem is the ignorant protein statements at the end. Seriously, do some people still believe we can only get protein from meat, and that we aren't getting enough? health CNN eco

Equal Recycling Access


Speakers Dr. Shannon Bouton, Global Executive Director, Sustainable Communities, Keysha Burton, Community Program Coordinator, The Recycling Partnership Kristyn Oldendorf, Waste Reduction & Operations Coordinator, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste Jennifer Ronk, Sustainability and Advocacy Manager, NA Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Dow Holly Secon Thu, 09/10/2020 – 19:36 Featured Off. Equal Recycling Access How can U.S.

Designing Better Products with Biomimicry


Business Eco Green a-design-from baltimore-city design-process director keysha-burton place-on-earth worldDesigning Better Products with Biomimicry How are four new companies using biomimicry to design more efficient, sustainable and circular products, disrupting some of the world’s biggest industries? A perfectly circular system — one without waste, non-renewable inputs or inefficiencies — already exists in nature. Of course, it’s not that simple for humans.

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Climate Action in the Courts

Sightline Daily

And in Baltimore v. Along with warmer weather and increasingly relaxed COVID restrictions, spring has brought us news about two of the revolutionary climate lawsuits that Sightline has been following. In Juliana v.

Quote of the Day: I think John needs to measure the economic impact

Environmental Economics

The Baltimore Orioles are currently playing a game in front of no one Jose Abreu yells "I got it'' and not "yo lo tengo'' when there's a popup. We now know that for certain. via

2015 157

Tim's dream job?

Environmental Economics

Skip Sauer at The Sports Economist: The Baltimore Sun reports on one of our own , economist Stephen Walters, who runs some numbers for his hometown Baltimore Orioles.    It’s an interesting story, delving into the O’s current success, Walters’ statistical contributions, and the history of his interest in the game. via You may ask, why didn't you send this as a private email to Tim? Good question

2012 139

I feel like a kid again

Environmental Economics

Mark Reynolds hit two of Baltimore's season-high six home runs, and the. Orioles climbed back into a first-place tie with the Yankees in the AL. East by defeating New York 10-6 Thursday night before a euphoric sellout crowd at Camden Yards. Being an Oriole,” [Cal] Ripken told the crowd, “is about playing meaningful games in September.”. via  

2012 122

Quote of the Day: UMBC?

Environmental Economics

Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; AKA UMBC. “We’re known as an academic university. It’s a place for smart kids. And when you add the success of soccer, now it’s cool to be a student-athlete.”. via That's from H. I graduated from UMBC in 1991. I like to think I went to an academic University.

2014 153

"WNCW's 2013 Top 100 Results"

Environmental Economics

Del McCoury Band - Streets of Baltimore. Here is the top 10: Steep Canyon Rangers - Tell The Ones I Love. Tedeschi-Trucks Band - Made Up Mind. Jason Isbell - Southeastern. Avett Brothers - Magpie and The Dandelion. Black Lillies - Runaway Freeway Blues. Acoustic Syndicate - Rooftop Garden. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon. Wood Brothers - The Muse. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight…. via WNCW is the Asheville area NPR station

2013 125

Friday Beer Post

Environmental Economics

OK,it's Thursday, and this is about vodka, but being from Bawlmer (Baltimore) I couldn't pass this one up: On Monday – which was Maryland Day, for those of you not from the Old Line State – Philadelphia Distillers officially launched its new vodka, the Bay, which is flavored with “traditional Chesapeake seasoning,” an apparent relative of Old Bay.

2013 131

Study links diet soda to weight gain

Green (Living) Review

A new study from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, Maryland, has found that, contrary to what many people think, diet sodas are not conducive to weight loss. The study analyzed data from 1,454 participants in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, collected between 1984 and 2012. Researchers want people to stop obsessing over calorie counts and start considering the effects certain foods have on our bodies. Forget diet soda.

2016 101

The Wealth of Nations and the Price of Baseball Tickets

Environmental Economics

 Sticking out of the book was a ticket to an Orioles/A's major league game in Baltimore at old Memorial Stadium (ticket is pictured below): I know it's difficult to read, but the price of an upper reserve ticket in 1991 was $3.75. I was cleaning off some bookshelves this afternoon and I came across a copy of The Wealth of Nations that I borrowed from a local library my senior year as an undergraduate (and never returned, but that's not part of the story)--in 1991.

2016 132

I know I live in a sports crazy town, but this is surprising to me

Environmental Economics

Baltimore                59.6/83. I understand the first three, and 4 and 8 are at least in the same region as Baltimore (mid-atlantic), but 5, 6 and 7 are a puzzle. Top 10 Metered Markets For Super Bowl XLVII. New Orleans             57.1/77. Washington, DC        56.9/80. Norfolk                     55.8/76.

I'm posting this to win brownie points with my wife

Environmental Economics

Some facts about Towson U: Located in the northern suburbs of Baltimore, Towson University is best known for being mispronounced (Tow rhymes with Cow, not Toe). Towson running back Terrance West ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns and the Tigers won for the first time against an opponent from the bowl subdivision, upsetting Connecticut 33-18 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. via

2013 135

"How Coastal Cities Are Preparing For Climate Change"

Environmental Economics

Baltimore, MD : Restoring natural shoreline buffers like wetlands and shuttered factories. With zero chance of a carbon tax in the U.S. here are some important examples of adaptation: With experts predicting that the effects of global warming could be catastrophic in the next 50 years, here are some ways that coastal cities are addressing the challenges of rising sea levels: Bar Harbor, ME : Officials urging residents to stockpile vintage charm in case of emergency.

2016 136

Is it time to rethink recycling?

Environmental Economics

The District, Baltimore and many counties in between are contributing millions annually to prop up one of the nation’s busiest facilities here in Elkridge, Md. — Once a profitable business for cities and private employers alike, recycling in recent years has become a money-sucking enterprise. but it is still losing money. In fact, almost every facility like it in the country is running in the red.

2015 160

More evidence of climate change?

Environmental Economics

Before moving to central Ohio, I lived in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. are for 25 years and then eastern North Carolina for 5 years--two very humid summertime locations.    For 30 years I routinely would wake up to condensation on windows from my obsessive need to sleep in air conditioning (now I use the excuse that my son has asthma, but really I just hate to sweat when I sleep). 

Saturday sports post

Environmental Economics

Plus no city wants to feel abandoned, the way Baltimore was in 1984 when the owner of the Colts, Bob Irsay, moved the team to Indianapolis in the middle of the night. Joe Nocera in the NY Times : “The basic story is that all professional leagues try to have fewer teams than the number of locations that would like to have them,” says Roger Noll, a sports economist at Stanford University. That is what monopolists do — contrive scarcity to drive up the price.”

2015 157

How 'bout dem O's

Environmental Economics

  I remember during my interview at East Carolina University one of the faculty members asking me "You're from Baltimore, aren't you?"  For those of you who have never heard me speak. Observations:  1) The first paper I ever wrote in college (at the University of Maryland, Ballmer Counny), for my freshman writing class, was titled "How 'Bout Dem O's." 

2014 138

Daily Demand and Supply: A tax example

Environmental Economics

Here's a good example : Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept — whether paper or plastic — under legislation headed to the City Council for a vote next week. The standard market-based solution to reducing unwanted behavior is to place a tax on the unwanted behavior, causing people to want to do the unwanted stuff less (that's the law of demand).

2016 109

Oh Maryland, My Maryland (sung with despair)

Environmental Economics

Additionally, by withdrawing regulations that would have reduced pollution from coal-fired power plants, Governor Hogan''s decision also has put corporate interests above the people of Greater Baltimore. Press Statement. January 22, 2015. CBF: Sad Day for Maryland.

"Walt Bellamy, Hall of Famer Traded by the Knicks, Dies at 74"

Environmental Economics

a game, playing for Chicago, Baltimore, the Knicks, the Pistons, the Hawks and, for one final game, with the New Orleans Jazz. R.I.P. "Bells": "Bells": Walt Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who was among the leading N.B.A. scorers and rebounders of his time but who was remembered as well for being traded away by the Knicks for Dave DeBusschere in a final step toward their first championship season, died on Saturday. He was 74.

2013 131

Oyster Reef Restoration: Is a benefit/cost ratio of 7.6 worth it according to Trumponomics?

Environmental Economics

WJZ out of Baltimore, Maryland has a cool time lapse video of the impact that Oysters can have on water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Here's the story : The Oyster Recovery Partnership in Maryland is trying to spread the word about the natural filtration powers of oysters. The organization posted a time lapse video Tuesday that shows how oysters can clean water. The magic of oysters is the magic of filtration,” the post says.

2017 109

Perhaps, the newest member of the Society for BCA

Environmental Economics

Supporting the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis : Editor Scott Farrow, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is currently accepting submissions for the third issue. From the inbox: I would like to invite you to join the growing group of academics and professionals who are members of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Oh Maryland, My Maryland (sung with despair)

Environmental Economics

Additionally, by withdrawing regulations that would have reduced pollution from coal-fired power plants, Governor Hogan''s decision also has put corporate interests above the people of Greater Baltimore. Press Statement. January 22, 2015. CBF: Sad Day for Maryland.

North Carolina Now Home to One of US’ Greenest Hotels

Eco Friendly Daily

In Baltimore work has begun on a new 154-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotels, which will aim for achieve LEED certification. As the green hotel trend continues to spread around the globe, it is the aptly named Green Valley in the town of Greensboro, North Carolina that looks to be setting the pace for other eco-friendly city hotels.

This graphic novelist tells the true story of climate change

Green (Living) Review

When the French graphic novelist — whose work tackles such hard-hitting topics as the Zapatista movement in Mexico and homicide rates in Baltimore — decided to put together a 500-page tome on climate change, he did so, he says, not out of any kind of activist agenda, but because “ je ne pouvais pas ne pas le faire ” — “I couldn’t not do it.” If Philippe Squarzoni knows one thing, it’s that a book can’t change the world.

Marriott breaks new ground with green hotel prototype

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2010 148

The benefits and costs of academic conferences

Environmental Economics

" One of her alternatives is the Eastern Sociological Society’s meeting, which was in Baltimore in February. From the Chronicle of Higher Ed : The American Sociological Association’s annual meeting drew about 6,000 people to San Francisco last month to share and discuss the latest research in the field, make professional connections, and catch up with colleagues. But missing from the crowd were scholars like Julie E.

2014 148

Japanese Organic Trade Fair: Getting the Movement Started

Eco Friendly Daily

There is, however, Bio Fach, an annual expo that travels the world and hits Nuremburg, Baltimore, Shanghai and Sao Paulo as well as Tokyo. It’s kind of refreshing to think of organic food as the healthy alternative as well as the environmentally friendly one.

Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children’s stress, says CU-Boulder study

Green (Living) Review

The sites were located at a private elementary school in Baltimore that serves children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities; a public elementary school in suburban Denver with students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds; and four public and private entities for teenagers -- a college preparatory school, a public high school, an alternative school and an afterschool program -- throughout Colorado.

2014 103

Daily Demand and Supply: When is a shortage not a shortage?

Environmental Economics

  That seems to be the case with helium: In the Baltimore area, some florists and party-supply businesses are scrambling to find new suppliers for the helium that floats their balloons. "We've been selling balloons for 30 or 40 years, and I've never run into anything like this," said Mike Koletar, second-generation owner of his family's The Flower Cart, a Baltimore-based florist with three locations, including a shop at Johns Hopkins Hospital. "It

2012 126

Coal Dust in Communities

Sightline Daily

As one Baltimore resident tells it: Coal dust and soot coat her property inside and out. Coal dust shrouds an East Coast coal train. Photo credit paulv2c. If you want more evidence that coal operations equate to uncontrolled coal dust, take a gander at this new collection of stories about what it’s like to live near a coal terminal. In communities near big terminals in Maryland and Virginia, coal dust is commonplace.

Feds approve Cove Point liquefied natural gas export facility

Sierra Club Compass

Pratt Street in Baltimore). Late Monday the Federal Energy Regulatrory Commission (FERC) approved the controversial Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Maryland.

2014 60

Wishing you a greener holiday!

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2010 162

Getting Crabs: A Tragedy of the Commons

Environmental Economics

This is almost enough to make me move back to Baltimore : Marylanders could have an easier time finding — and affording — local crabs this summer, a survey of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population suggests. There are more than 550 million blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay, an increase of more than a third over this time last year and one of the highest counts of the past two decades, according to state officials. Maryland Blue Crabs are a classic example of a common pool resource. 

2016 126

Tourism Limits Set For Antarctica

Eco Friendly Daily

A two week meeting in Baltimore, Maryland has ended with restrictions put on Antarctic tourism. Twenty-eight nations belonging to the Antarctic Treaty agreed to the restrictions. The restrictions will become law when all the nations ratify the changes. Currently, there are voluntary limits on tourism, however this decision will mandate the limits as an international law. But, the countries did not include specific enforcement or penalty details for those not abiding by the law.

EPA Takes Real Steps Toward Curbing Smog Pollution - Now We Need Your Voice

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Doris Toles could tell you that.The Baltimore resident struggles with serious respiratory issues which are only made worse by the poor air quality in the city. “I The Environmental Protection Agency recently found that we’ve been doing it wrong for years; our air is not as clean or as safe as we once supposed.

2014 75

Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll

Green Home Blog

Baltimore, Maryland-based Goucher College , an ACUPCC member which worked with Massachusetts-based Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc., Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll. The holidays are the one time of the year when college students are glad to come home again. The lure may not be family or old friends, but simply the feeling of warmth and well-being.

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