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Ben’s Blog: A big day for climate progress; green purchasing

A BIG DAY FOR CLIMATE PROGRESS I will always remember February 19, 2021, as a day for climate hope, globally and locally. Not only was it the day the United States re-entered the historic Paris Climate Accord but also the day the Maryland Department of the Environment submitted its ...Read More

Maryland releases bold new plan to achieve climate goals

MARYLAND RELEASES BOLD NEW PLAN TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE GOALS State Pursues Ambitious Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50% by 2030 as Nation Officially Re-enters Paris Climate Accord BALTIMORE (Feb. 19, 2021) — The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has released a comprehensive plan that sets a ...Read More

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

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution and energy consumption BALTIMORE (Feb. 10, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $800,000 in grants today to reduce pollution and save energy. The board is composed of ...Read More

WBAL-TV: MDE testing wastewater to help prevent COVID-19 outbreaks

The Maryland Department of the Environment is using a unique way to help prevent future outbreaks of the coronavirus. Go to story

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

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution and energy consumption, improve water quality BALTIMORE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $4.6 million in grants today to reduce pollution, save energy and improve ...Read More

WYPR: The Fight Against COVID Goes To The Sewers

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is pulling together a new statewide initiative to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in public housing facilities: sampling and testing wastewater for the virus. Go to story

Radon Gas Awareness Month to feature billboards, ads

Radon Gas Awareness Month to feature billboards, ads BALTIMORE (January 4, 2021) — January is Radon Gas Awareness Month and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is focusing on new billboard messaging to encourage state residents to visit the MDE website to acquire a free test kit and ...Read More

Department of the Environment issues emergency closure to shellfish harvesting in St. Mary’s County waterway

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES EMERGENCY CLOSURE TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING IN ST. MARY’S COUNTY WATERWAY Order issued after report of sewage spill to St. George Creek BALTIMORE (Jan. 2, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an emergency order closing a waterway in St. Mary’s ...Read More

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

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will protect drinking water, reduce pollution and flooding BALTIMORE (Dec. 2, 2020) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved funding of more than $100 million toward major projects to protect the supply ...Read More

Two Frederick students win ‘Rethink Recycling’ art competition

Two Frederick students win ‘Rethink Recycling’ art competition BALTIMORE (Nov. 24, 2020) — Two students from Linganore High School in Frederick — Peyton Johnson and Tatum Hart— were online voters’ choices to win this year’s virtual “Rethink Recycling” student art show. Rethink Recycling challenges Maryland high school students to ...Read More
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