Climate change Archive

MCCC recommends state reduce GHG emissions 40% by 2030 with strengthened links to healthy economy

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3003 MCCC recommends state reduce GHG emissions 40% by 2030 with strengthened links to healthy economy Baltimore, MD (December 16, 2015) – A new report from the Maryland Commission on Climate Change that was adopted unanimously Wednesday calls on the State to develop and ...Read More

Maryland on track to meet 2020 climate goal

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 Maryland on track to meet 2020 climate goal Department of the Environment reports steady progress, emerging opportunities Baltimore, MD (October 30, 2015) –  Maryland is on pace to meet the greenhouse gas emissions reductions required under State law while benefiting from billions ...Read More

eMDE – The time is now for energy awareness

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE Maryland is celebrating National Energy Awareness Month by showing Marylanders how to save energy, protect the environment, reduce the amount of pollutants in the air and keep money in their pockets. Did you know that more than 40 ...Read More

Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on President Obama’s Proposal to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Pollution

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-533-0363 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 2, 2014) Governor O’Malley today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants: “Climate change is transforming ...Read More

SF Gate: O’Malley urges grads to fight climate change

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley urged graduating students from the state’s flagship university Thursday to work against climate change, which he called “the transformation that transforms everything.” O’Malley, a term-limited Democrat who is considering a run for the White House in 2016, said climate change is transforming education, language, ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Historic sites face climate threats

Downtown Annapolis, Harriet Tubman monument among places at risk from rising seas The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she’s in a race ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Climate change is here [Editorial]

No matter who or what is ultimately deemed responsible for last week’s dramatic landslide that caused a major portion of East 26th Street to collapse onto adjoining CSX tracks, it’s clear that unusually heavy rains played a role. The hillside was destabilized, at least in part, by a torrential ...Read More

Governor O’Malley Signs Bills to Prepare For Impacts of Climate Change and Extreme Weather

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-533-0363 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOVERNOR O’MALLEY SIGNS BILLS TO PREPARE FOR IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER   ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 6, 2014) — Governor Martin O’Malley yesterday signed into law two pieces of legislation that will help the State prepare for the impacts of ...Read More

NY Times: Climate Change Study Finds U.S. Is Already Widely Affected

The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman Jay Apperson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve wastewater infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gas emissions    BALTIMORE, MD (April 16, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works ...Read More