Sustainability in the News
DNR: harvest not allowed in reserve area until March 24
Five Queen Anne's County watermen have been charged with illegally taking 51 bushels of oysters from a protected area near the mouth of the Wicomico River in Tangier Sound, Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials said.Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:20:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-oyster-poachers-20140307,0,7943777.story?track=rss
Conservationists opposed to change envisioned in measures before General Assembly
Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly.Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:02:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-farmland-preservation-energy-20140306,0,392065.story?track=rss
Measures would raise fees on chemicals to pay for surveys and data collection
House and Senate agreed separately Thursday to raise fees on pesticides sold in Maryland to help pay for further study of their use.Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:53:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bal-pesticide-study-funding-advances-20140306,0,2947825.story?track=rss
In the Spotlight
Real time data on solar generation at Hopkins
Photovoltaic (PV) panels atop seven buildings collect solar radiation and convert it into electricity, generating 1 million kWh of clean renewable energy each year, or enough electricity to power roughly 112 average households and offset 545 tons of greenhouse gases.
Think before you print.
Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.