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Baltimore City Council Adopts Resolution Upholding Paris Climate Agreement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allison Rich, Maryland Environmental Health Network   
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 15:35

The Baltimore City Council adopted a resolution at their June 19th meeting committing Baltimore to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement.

A youth-led rally in support of the resolution took place inside City Hall before the vote.

BALTIMORE — On June 19th, Baltimore youth, residents, local elected officials, and environmental advocates rallied inside City Hall in a strong showing of support for city-level climate action. Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen introduced a resolution at the City Council meeting later that evening committing Baltimore to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement.

The rally featured several local leaders, including students with the advocacy group Baltimore Beyond Plastic, Councilman Zeke Cohen, and members of the Baltimore Peoples Climate ...

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Climate Change Mirror March in Cumberland, Sunday, April 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Climate March   
Saturday, 29 April 2017 20:10

ClimateCome learn the truth about Clima­te Change and its threat to our planet, and make your voice heard in opp­osition to new administration policies which threa­ten to advance and not reduce the dangers of Climate Change.

Created as a "Mirr­or March" to accompa­ny the massive march in DC on April 29, the Cumbe­rland Climate Change Mirror March is a celebration of the environment, and a chance to educate citizens about the catastrophic impact of Climate Change on this planet. It is also a unifi­ed voice raised in resistance to the current administration's about-­face on environmental prote­ction and its denial of the realities of Climate Change.

Join us on April 30 at 1:00 p.m. on the corner of Baltimore and Liberty Streets in downtown Cumberland. Here we will rally to ...

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Climate Change Mirror March in Cumberland, Sunday, April 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Climate March   
Saturday, 29 April 2017 20:10

ClimateCome learn the truth about Clima­te Change and its threat to our planet, and make your voice heard in opp­osition to new administration policies which threa­ten to advance and not reduce the dangers of Climate Change.

Created as a "Mirr­or March" to accompa­ny the massive march in DC on April 29, the Cumbe­rland Climate Change Mirror March is a celebration of the environment, and a chance to educate citizens about the catastrophic impact of Climate Change on this planet. It is also a unifi­ed voice raised in resistance to the current administration's about-­face on environmental prote­ction and its denial of the realities of Climate Change.

Join us on April 30 at 1:00 p.m. on the corner of Baltimore and Liberty Streets in downtown Cumberland. Here we will rally to ...

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FSU to Focus on Sustainability and Climate Awareness at Focus Frostburg PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Sunday, 09 April 2017 08:40

Focus Frostburg LogoFrostburg State University will once again be fully focused on sustainability and climate awareness during the upcoming Focus Frostburg event, an annual day of learning, on Monday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will feature green activities for everyone, including presentations in the Lane University Center.

Learn all about FSU’s climate action commitment from a wide range of presentations from faculty and students at the Lane Center, including those on the topics of environmental justice, climate change and declining biodiversity, religion and environmental activism, sustainable communities, social sustainability, climate change, environmental movements and the fracking ban in Maryland.

As part of Focus ...

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Maryland Fracking Ban To Become Law, With Nationwide Implications PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Denise Robbins   
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:08

Senate passes bill with GOP governor support, following six years of grassroots resistance across the state of Maryland

ANNAPOLIS – With game-changing support from Republican Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland state Senate Monday night gave final approval to a bill to forever ban the practice of fracking in Maryland. This move culminates years of protests against fracking for gas from landowners, health leaders, and environmentalists. It also sets a nationally significant precedent as other states grapple with the dangerous drilling method.

Maryland will now become the first state in America with proven gas reserves to ban fracking by legislative action. New York has banned the drilling process via executive order. Vermont has a statutory ban but the state has no ...

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