Thursday, May 17, 2012

eMDE: Working for clean air, a "great' session for the environment, teacher wins Tawes Award

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Volume V, Number 2May 2012
eMDE is a quarterly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It features articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. 
East Coast Air Quality
Secretary Summers
Kolby Noble
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Blowin' in the Wind: Maryland works to reduce air pollution "transport" 
While the amount of air pollution generated locally has dropped dramatically, as much as 70 percent of Maryland's pollution comes from upwind states. MDE is working hard to address the problem.
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Session 2012:  "Great" for the environment and public health 
A legislative session widely described as one of the best in recent years for the environment produced new laws to encourage smart growth, promote clean water and fight childhood lead poisoning.
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MDE headlines
More than "a moment" for the Bay, clearing the air, Dr. Summers goes to school. 
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MDE celebrates the 35th annual Tawes Awards for a clean environment
An oyster gardening project to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay earned a Somerset County elementary school teacher the 35th annual Tawes Awards for a clean environment.
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Maryland again exceeds annual waste diversion goal
Maryland recycled more than 40 percent of its waste in 2010.
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A sound approach to noise that annoys
A revised framework for enforcing noise standards is designed to lead to swift responses to complaints.
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MDE finalizes new regulations for soil erosion and sediment control 
MDE has adopted new requirements to better protect the State's water resources from the impacts associated with construction.
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eMDE briefs
Climate change plan open for comment, Green Registry leadership awards set, Bay plan submitted.More >

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