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Volume IV, Number 4

April 2010

eMDE is a bi-monthly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. 

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Featured Articles

Six Ways to Better Enjoy the Spring Season

If you're spring cleaning, planning a trip to the beach, or wanting to save money and help the planet, MDE has six things that you can do to help Maryland's environment. 

Maryland General Assembly Passes Bills to Protect the Environment

The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation supporting the Department of the Environment’s efforts to regulate natural gas drilling - one of several bills passed to protect public health and the environment. More>

Cleanup Activities Advance at Sparrows Point

The 2,300-acre Sparrows Point steelmaking plant has long been a significant part of Baltimore’s history, and it is perhaps the most complex environmental cleanup site in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. More>

Maryland Strengthens Support for Renewable Energy and Green Jobs

Clean energy is good for Maryland’s economy; it reduces dependence on oil, reduces the need for additional power plants, and reduces air pollution. During the 2010 legislative session, the General Assembly passed bills promoting solar energy, wind farms, biofuels, electric cars, and net metering. More>

MDE Plans to Meet Growing Demand for Water

MDE is leading the effort to evaluate drinking water supplies for the 5.3 million Marylanders and the estimated 1.4 million that will come to Maryland during the next 20 years. More >

A New Era of Cleaner Air

White puffs now rise from the smokestacks of Maryland’s largest coal-burning power plants - signaling a new era of cleaner air. Those power plant emissions - mostly water vapor - are the byproduct of new, multi-million dollar “scrubbers.” More>

Intensive Investigation Identifies Bacteria Sources in Furnace Creek

Scientists from the Maryland Department of the Environment descended upon an Anne Arundel County neighborhood in search of clues. More>

Get the Latest News on Maryland’s High-Quality Waters 

The Tier II classification identifies the State's high quality waters, where existing conditions are better than necessary to meet the Clean Water Act's fishable/swimmable" goals. State law requires MDE to protect high-quality Tier II waters. More>

Maryland Green Registry Announces Call for Nominations for Annual Leadership Awards

The Maryland Green Registry, a voluntary program launched by Governor Martin O’Malley as part of the State's Smart Green and Growing Initiative to promote and recognize sustainable “greening” efforts by organizations throughout the state, is now accepting applications for the program's first annual Leadership Awards. More>

Join MDE for Bike to Work Day, May 21, 2010

Biking to work is a great way to reduce pollution and get some exercise. Join MDE for Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 21st. More>

Read Across Maryland Month

MDE Secretary Shari T. Wilson celebrates Read Across Maryland Month by reading to children at The Montgomery Park Day Care Center March 17. More>


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