Maryland Bill Says Pit Bulls Are Not “Inherently Dangerous”


The Maryland General Assembly overruled a state high court ruling that claims pit bulls are an “inherently dangerous” breed of dog. Read More The post Maryland Bill Says Pit Bulls Are Not “Inherently Dangerous” appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News president obama Rebecca Corry

Maryland Declares All Pit Bulls ‘Inherently Dangerous’


The Maryland Court of Appeals rules all pit bulls 'inherently dangerous,' while some argue against the new law. Read More. Animals News Top News

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Maryland Pride

Environmental Economics

These uniforms made the game almost unwatchable [Insert joke about unwatchable Maryland football games].

What is the State Bird of Maryland?

10,000 Birds

It’s true that many know the bird because of Baltimore’s baseball team, but the species’ history with Maryland goes back much further. In 1947 , Maryland made the oriole its state bird. Birds Baltimore Oriole Maryland state birdWe all know the feeling. We’re birding in the summertime, when a beautiful whistling calls catches our attention. We turn our eyes and binoculars to the canopy, where we peer through the thick, green foliage.

Oh Maryland, My Maryland (sung with despair)

Environmental Economics

CBF: Sad Day for Maryland. ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following Governor Hogan''s withdrawal Wednesday of the Phosphorus Management Tool and nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction regulations: "This is a sad day in the long fight to make Maryland waters clean enough for swimming and fishing. Press Statement. January 22, 2015.

I went to Maryland and all I got was crabs

Environmental Economics

Crabs are plentiful so far this year in Maryland, but that doesn't mean there'll be enough to go around on Independence Day weekend, when nearly every patriotic Marylander, it seems, dreams of feasting on the state's official crustacean.   But on the 4th of July, Marylanders are crab nuts. 

Celebrating a Huge Offshore Wind Victory in Maryland

Sierra Club Compass

The winds of change brought some great progress to Maryland this week when the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 passed through both houses of the legislature. The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland was a major champion of the task force.

The Benefits of Trees. ~ Katie Dubow

Elephant Journal

EAB has been spotted in Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec and most recently, Colorado.

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NASA Radar Helps Conservationists Study Songbird Migrations

Nature Conservancy - Science

But researchers on the Delmarva Peninsula in eastern Maryland and Virginia have found a solution: work with NASA to use existing tools for conservation purposes. The Conservancy helped NASA locate and secure a site near Newark, Maryland.

Million Year Old Groundwater in Maryland Water Supply


A portion of the groundwater in the upper Patapsco aquifer underlying Maryland is over a million years old. A new study suggests that this ancient groundwater, a vital source of freshwater supplies for the region east of Washington, D.C.

Maryland Study Shows Increasing Air Pollution Worsening Drought


A study via the University of Maryland (UMD) indicates that particulates – a unique component of air pollution – cause drought by affecting the cloud formation mechanism that creates rain.

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. Both of these tanks were filled with water and algae from the Severn River in Maryland.

Inside a Typical Recycling Center -Montgomery Maryland Recycling Facility


The video shows how the Montgomery County Maryland Recycling Facility in suburban Washington, DC, serves as one of the first links in the recycle-reuse chain. On Earth Day, time to think about what we trash. From the ACS , check out the latest video that reveals the journey recyclable materials take beyond those blue curbside bins. Take a tour of a typical recycling center to see out how these facilities sort the mountains of recyclables they receive everyday.

Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Conservancy Talk

A few days ago, a massive water main break just outside the Washington, DC city limits released 60 million gallons of water in a 30-foot geyser over the Maryland suburbs. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.

Oyster Reef Restoration

Environmental Economics

But the world’s largest man-made oyster reef is in Maryland. The reef in the creek is the foundation of Maryland’s bid to resuscitate its troubled oyster population, overfished to near oblivion for decades and attacked by a couple of killer diseases as vicious as the bubonic plague. That’s why Maryland went through so much trouble to build 10 reefs where fishing isn’t allowed and stock them with more than 1 billion oysters.

Why do Coastal Communities Invest in Nature? It’s Not Science.

Nature Conservancy - Science

The paper’s authors conducted semi-structured interviews with 16 individuals associated with three natural infrastructure cases: Ferry’s Point Living Shoreline in Maryland, Surfer’s Point Managed Retreat in California and Durant’s Point Living Shoreline in Maryland.

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. Maryland Blue Crabs are a classic example of a common pool resource. 

Government Approves Wind Farm Off Ocean City

Wind Power Ninja

The Obama administration opened Maryland’s coast to offshore wind farms Monday and is seeking bidders to erect more than 300 turbines in a 206-square-mile area off the coast of Ocean City. The move makes Maryland the second state in the nation, after Delaware, to have reached this stage in off-shore wind development. Roughly 300 spinning turbines could power about 30% of Maryland’s energy needs, according to Gov.

Environmental Economics: Rock snot*

Environmental Economics

Maryland is about to become the first state to enforce a ban on a type of footgear the organism uses to hitchhike from stream to stream: felt-soled fishing boots.

SESYNC Postdoctoral Socio-Environmental Immersion Program 2015

Environmental Economics

Appointments will be through the University of Maryland, and fellowship awardees must be based at SESYNC’s facilities in Annapolis, Maryland. The SESYNC postdoctoral fellowship provides an annual stipend, full University of Maryland employee benefits, and a small annual travel allowance to attend meetings or to meet with collaborators. William Burnside Postdoctoral fellow National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) University of Maryland (410) 919-4992.

Cyclist Completes 3,000 Self-Supported Miles in Less Than 13 Days

Wend Magazine

Most RAAM participants typically have a veritable entourage that follows along and helps to hydrate, shelter, motivate, feed and keep a general watch over their rider during the grueling race from California to Maryland.

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Obama Announces the First New Marine Sanctuaries in 15 Years


This week at the second annual Our Ocean conference, President Obama announced plans to create two marine sanctuaries in Maryland’s Potomac River and Lake Michigan.

Depressed? Get Some Fresh Air

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"RGGI Delivers Yet Again"

Environmental Economics

Nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) currently participate in the RGGI program, which limits power plant carbon emissions. Rachel Cleetus: Yesterday the nine states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report that highlights the continuing success of the nation’s longest-running carbon market.

The Top 10 Clean Energy Stories to Be Thankful for in 2013

Sierra Club Compass

  #10) MAKING OFFSHORE WIND A REALITY IN MARYLAND For over three years, activists in Maryland have fought to push their elected leaders to harness the Bay State's most abundant natural resource: offshore wind.

Efforts to Reduce Pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

The Maryland Department of the Environment proposed a limit for how long chicken manure can be stored on farms. Environment Green News Fishing for Energy Maryland ocean pollution Spain trees

When the Freedom to Communicate is Stolen: Journalist’s Home Raided.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks anger civil constitutional rights congress department of homeland security federal marshal service freedom of the press freedoms cannot be guaranteed government scandal homeland security laws signed by bill clinton lies to congress maryland state police mikhail bulgakov quote ms hudson pulitzer prize

“The iPod of Windpower”

Eco Friendly Daily

Our “local retailer” turned out to be a horse farm situated on a thirty-acre plot in Western Maryland, USA. For about $8,000, not including government grants for green energy and state of Maryland rebates, should we buy a Skystream, it should pay for itself in about five years.

Bringing Behavioral Insights into Conservation Programs and Policies

Nature Conservancy - Science

Maryland had 10 times more nature-based flood protection solutions than other states. Sure enough, Maryland had passed a policy that turned things on its head.

Israel’s Earthquake Proof Table Added to MoMA’s Permanent Collection

Green Prophet

Beginning in 2012 at the Maryland Institute College of Arts, the exhibition traveled to Sotheby’s in Chicago, the Maltz Museum for Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

7 Ways to Find Things to Do in Nature Near You (U.S. Edition)

Nature Conservancy - Science

I currently live in Maryland and make frequent use of the Department of Natural Resources’ State Park Directory. Many states also have family-oriented activities like Maryland’s ParkQuest to help you get outside and engage with nature near you.

Isn't this the equivalent of walking into a Chevrolet dealership and asking the manager which Ford car she would recommend?

Environmental Economics

So far I would possibly be applying to U of I, Rhode Island, MSU, Maryland, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and possibly Texas A&M. From the inbox: Hello Mr. Haab, I'm writing you because I will be soon graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Ag. Econ - Env. Econ and policy. I have always considered going to grad school, and with the deadlines approaching I've yet to make my mind on which universities to apply to.

Deer Management Solutions: It Takes a Village. Literally.

Nature Conservancy - Science

Because citizens are demanding it — across the nation from New Jersey to Minnesota, from Iowa to Maryland: * Union County, New Jersey is among the longest-standing examples of community-driven deer management. A white-tailed deer. Photo: Kent Mason. By Meredith Cornett.

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Cleaner Cars -- It's Time to Act - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

I went to pick-up my son from school yesterday evening, which brought me to the busy corner of Georgia and Forest Glen Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland, at 6:00 pm. Compass. « COP 18: The Before and the Beginning | Main. Indias Coal Illusion » Cleaner Cars -- Its Time to Act.

John Whitehead's 2013 NIT Bracket Challenge! (Second Round)

Environmental Economics

  Here is the second round (hint: pick Maryland):  Loading Who would've thought that round 2 started today! I haven't even recovered from UK's first round loss yet. 

For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Conservancy Talk

And just the day before, during a long drive up to Maryland’s Nanjemoy Creek to help with a Conservancy-led kayak trip, I’d had plenty of time for reflection. Nestled between the first day of summer and Independence Day is another important date for my family: my daughter Katie’s birthday.

Mad Men Go Falcon Trapping

Nature Conservancy - Science

I recently came across a 1952 LIFE magazine article profiling a group of falcon banders working on Assateague Island, Maryland. The thrill of victory: bird banders capture a falcon. By Joe Smith , ornithologist and restoration ecologist.

President Obama Announces New Truck Efficiency Standards

Sierra Club Compass

In a speech today in Maryland, President Obama directed his administration to move forward with standards to make our tractor trailers and commercial vehicles more efficient.

UK government pledges bold ambition for electric cars

Green (Living) Review

As well as the UK, members include Germany, the Netherlands and Norway in Europe; California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont in the United States; and Quebec in Canada. Government reaffirms UK’s commitment for almost all cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050 at Paris COP21 conference.

Field Test: Can We Use Drones to Monitor Water Quality?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The laboratory for our initial foray into UAV-based field science was a stream on the Conservancy’s Taylor Farm Preserve in the Nassawango River basin in Maryland where continuous monitoring is essential for the restoration work being undertaken (Fig.