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Majority of Marylanders Want Government Action on Climate Change Preparedness According to New Survey

A survey released today by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources indicates 73 percent of Marylanders want their state and local governments to take actions to protect their communities against the impacts of climate change, and more than half (55 percent) believe protecting coastal areas from sea-level rise should be a high or very high priority  Read the Rest…

Maryland Issues New Guidelines for State Construction in Areas Vulnerable to Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise

Maryland’s Climate Change and CoastSmart Construction Working Group has issued its Final Report, intended to guide what, where and how the State builds in areas vulnerable to coastal flooding and future sea level rise.  The report recommends specific siting and design guidelines for State construction projects to protect against the impacts of climate change. 

Governor O’Malley Signs Executive Order Helping State Prepare for Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Governor Martin O’Malley has signed a landmark initiative to increase the State’s long term resiliency to storm related flooding and sea level rise.  He signed the Climate Change and Coast Smart Construction Executive Order, directing that all new and reconstructed state structures, as well as other infrastructure improvements, be planned and constructed to avoid or  Read the Rest…

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AccessDNR August 2016
The August 2016 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.