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Volume V, Number 4

November 2012

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

Air monitoring system at Horn Point 

Dr. Summers leads a water monitoring activity at Parkway Elementary 

2012 Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest Winner 

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Creating a climate for clean air

Hotter and hotter summers would make it even more challenging to improve air quality. But Maryland is addressing climate change – and those strategies will also help to build on the gains already made in cleaning the air we breathe. More >

Maryland building on recycling success

Maryland counties have exceeded the state’s goals for recycling and reducing waste for six straight years. But with gains flattening out, new laws are on the books to keep even more trash out of our landfills. More >

MDE headlines

Maryland's "big drop" in air pollution, more gains in fighting childhood lead poisoning, marking an anniversary in Clean Water. More >

Online mapping streamlines water quality data

A new online tool allows Marylanders to more easily see whether their neighborhood streams are polluted and, if so, what pollutants are fouling the water. More >

Celebrating the Clean Water Act

A look at the revolutionary legislation as it turns 40. More >

Gathering digs into the state of groundwater

Representatives from federal, state and local agencies in Maryland and nearby states attended MDE’s 21st annual Groundwater Symposium to learn about new regulations, programs and policies, the latest science and state-of-the-art technologies. More >

Recycling ideas

Maryland high school students turned reused materials into works of art for MDE's 11th annual "Rethink Recycling" sculpture contest. More >

eMDE briefs 

A new Science Services director, Accounting for Growth, funding for water quality improvements. More >

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