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Maryland Will Be First State to Ban Foam Food Containers

Maryland Will Be First State to Ban Foam Food Containers

Maryland will become the first state in the nation Thursday to implement a ban on foam takeout containers. The law, which was passed in 2019, prohibits restaurants and other institutions that serve food, such as schools, from using polystyrene containers, The Baltimore Sun reported. “Single-use plastics are overrunning our oceans and bays and neighborhoods,” chief […]

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    Rangers Free Bear Cub From Plastic Jar After Three-Day Search

    Rangers Free Bear Cub From Plastic Jar After Three-Day Search

    A Maryland bear cub got himself into a sticky situation over the weekend. The 100-pound male bear earned himself the nickname “Buckethead” when he got his head stuck in a plastic jar in search of a tasty snack, BBC News reported. Luckily, the Maryland Department of Human Resources – Wildlife & Heritage Service was able […]

    Injured Turtle at Maryland Zoo Heals in LEGO Wheelchair

    Injured Turtle at Maryland Zoo Heals in LEGO Wheelchair

    An injured wild turtle is rolling through recovery at the Maryland Zoo with the aid of a LEGO wheelchair. The grapefruit-sized, approximately 18-year-old eastern box turtle was found by a zoo employee at Druid Hill Park in July. The reptile had multiple fractures on the bottom part of his shell and was taken to the […]

    Valuable Mid-Atlantic Mussel Officially Listed as Threatened

    Valuable Mid-Atlantic Mussel Officially Listed as Threatened

    In response to a legal victory by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today gave Endangered Species Act protection to a freshwater mussel that lives in Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. The yellow lance is threatened by pollution from agriculture, logging and urban development, as well as by climate change. […]

    Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Project Gets Approved

    Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Project Gets Approved

    The Public Service Commission (PSC) granted Skipjack Offshore Energy and U.S. Wind offshore wind renewable energy credits Thursday enabling them to move forward with their proposals to build 368 megawatts of offshore wind, located off the coast of Ocean City and Delaware, and creating 9,700 jobs in the process. The approval of these projects puts […]

    It’s Official: Republican Governor Bans Fracking in Maryland

    It’s Official: Republican Governor Bans Fracking in Maryland

    Maryland’s fracking ban is the latest milestone in a strong and growing movement to resist fossil fuels throughout the country. This is a huge victory for public health, common-sense environmental protection, climate stability and, not least, the power of grassroots organizing. This bold turn will reverberate nationally at a time when the Trump administration seeks […]

    Fracking Bans Are Not a Partisan Issue

    Fracking Bans Are Not a Partisan Issue

    A quick overview of the Trump administration’s pro-fossil fuel agenda and its roster of climate-denying oil and gas cronies in cabinet seats could lead anyone to believe that matters of energy policy are more partisan than ever. And indeed, it’s clear that at the national level, the Republican Party as a whole is still largely […]

    Maryland Bans Fracking

    Maryland Bans Fracking

    Maryland is on track to become the third state to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and natural gas, after the Senate voted 35-10 on Monday for a measure already approved by the House. The bill is now headed to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who is in favor of a statewide fracking ban. Hogan, […]

    House Passes Bill to Ban Fracking in Maryland

    House Passes Bill to Ban Fracking in Maryland

    The Maryland House of Delegates passed a milestone fracking ban bill Friday with unprecedented bipartisan support. House Bill 1325, which passed by a vote of 97 to 40, would ban hydraulic fracturing statewide. Public opposition to the practice has grown over the past year, as more than a dozen counties and cities across the state […]