Volume V, Number 1
eMDE is a quarterly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state.
Environmental issues are front and center in the Maryland General Assembly’s 2012 session, with Governor O’Malley introducing legislation that will encourage smarter growth and help to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. More >
An updated draft of Maryland’s Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan – the most detailed action plan yet for restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries – is available for public review and comment. More >
"Debunking the 'Job Killer' Myth," Bay restoration fee increase "money well spent," healthier air. More >
Decades of runoff from abandoned coal mines all but killed Western Maryland’s North Branch Potomac. But the fish have returned – along with anglers, boaters and their wallets. More >
From the sandy Eastern Shore to the craggy Appalachian Plateau, scientists and engineers are taking stock of Maryland’s water supply to help ensure that a growing thirst for water won’t leave the resource depleted. More >
In the remote desert of southeastern New Mexico, salt beds nearly a half-mile underground store radioactive waste.
But the material has to get there safely -- and that's where MDE plays a key role. More >
MDE recently took to the waters of Baltimore Harbor for a dry run – helping emergency workers from throughout the region to be ready for an oil spill. More >
Drivers of electric vehicles might want to start mapping out that road trip. More >
Nominations are now open for the 2012 Tawes Award for a Clean Environment and the James B. Coulter Government Employee Award. More >
A larger than life-portrait of Lady Gaga -- made from soda bottle caps, utensils and compact discs – won the top prize at MDE’s 10th annual “Rethink Recycling” sculpture contest. More >
Extreme Home Makeover, MDE and social media, Clean Commute Contest. More >
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