Monthly Archive:: December 2017

CNS: Students Turn Trash Into Artistic Treasure for Annual Competition

BALTIMORE, Maryland — Students at high schools across the state found new ways to turn trash into artistic treasures with their entries in the Maryland’s Department of the Environment’s 16th annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest… Read the entire article.

Baltimore Sun: Maryland, Northeast States Accelerate Carbon Pollution Reduction

Maryland and eight other states have finalized an agreement to enact new air pollution limits aimed at reducing global climate change. The states are part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, an effort to cap carbon dioxide pollution in the Northeast. The states had announced their intention to reduce ...Read More

Maryland Matters: Meet Gov. Hogan’s Ambassador to the Environmental World

It’s a rare day that Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles finds himself happy to be around garbage, but this was one of those days. The occasion was an annual recycled-art competition that MDE hosts at its headquarters in the historic and quirky Montgomery Park office building in South Baltimore. ...Read More

Carroll County Times: Student’s Recycled Sculpture Takes State Grand Prize

Putting in hours during art class and more on her own time, Century High School student Katelyn Schildt transformed a mannequin arm, plastic forks and spoons, broken jewelry and paint into a glittering celebration of love. Schildt was chosen as the grand prize winner out of 61 entries from ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure Baltimore, MD (December 6, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $2.6 million in ...Read More

Anne Arundel County Waterway Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Anne Arundel County Waterway Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Portion of Rhode River section closed in 2016 now “conditionally approved”; change allows leaseholders to resume harvesting Baltimore, MD (December 4, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the ...Read More
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