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Settlement of alleged violations at former Sparrows Point Steel Mill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jay Apperson   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 18:39

INCLUDES COMMITMENT FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

Companies agree to settle alleged violations of water pollution, solid waste, hazardous waste, oil control, asbestos laws during demolition; settlement includes cash payment, projects to benefit the environment

BALTIMORE, MD (April 3, 2015) – A company hired for the demolition of the former Sparrows Point steelmaking facility and the former owner of the steel mill property are to undertake more than $3 million in projects to benefit the environment under an agreement with the Maryland Department of the Environment.

The agreement, which settles alleged violations of state environmental laws during demolition activities at the site, includes a payment of $1.5 million. Of that, $375,000 is to be paid in ...

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National Natural Landmark Designations Topic at Next Native Plant Society Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 07:33

Katiainmarsh The Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327, on Tuesday April 21st at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Katia Engelhardt, Research Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s (UMCES) Appalachian Lab in Frostburg. Her presentation titled “Recent National Natural Landmark Designations at Nottingham Serpentine Barrens and Ice Mountain” will begin immediately following a brief chapter meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

 

National Natural Landmarks are considered the best examples of a geological and/or biological feature within a biophysical province. Designation encourages the preservation ...

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City of Frostburg to Host "Energy Matter$ 2" at City Place PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elizabeth Stahlman   
Friday, 20 March 2015 11:57

EnergyThe City of Frostburg is hosting ENERGY MATTER$ 2:  $avings through Conservation & Efficiency on Saturday, March 28th from 9 AM - Noon at City Place, 14 S. Water Street, Frostburg. 


The event will feature presentations by industry professionals focusing on residential and commercial energy efficiency analysis and recommended improvements/upgrades.  The presentations will also include information about incentives and rebate programs available in Maryland for Potomac Edison customers.  

 
The residential program will begin the morning event and include an area homeowner’s experience and results  with implementing energy-saving measures in his own home as well as the demonstration of a thermal imaging camera and blower door used ...
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Arctic Flora to be Topic of Next Native Plant Society Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Monday, 02 February 2015 17:59

group1 The Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327, on Tuesday February 17th at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Dr. Sunshine Brosi, Frostburg State University Biology Department. Her presentation titled “The Brief Blooms of Alaska: Iñupiat Above the Arctic Circle” will begin immediately following a brief chapter meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Ethnobotany students and staff pose for a group photo at their base camp near the Arctic Circle in Alaska. Dr. Sunshine Brosi, Frostburg State University, can be seen in the center of the back row in a blue jacket.

 

Last summer Sunshine Brosi taught a field ...

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Arctic Flora to be Topic of Next Native Plant Society Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Our Blue Earth - Our Blue Earth
Written by Liz McDowell   
Monday, 02 February 2015 17:59

group1 The Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327, on Tuesday February 17th at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Dr. Sunshine Brosi, Frostburg State University Biology Department. Her presentation titled “The Brief Blooms of Alaska: Iñupiat Above the Arctic Circle” will begin immediately following a brief chapter meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Ethnobotany students and staff pose for a group photo at their base camp near the Arctic Circle in Alaska. Dr. Sunshine Brosi, Frostburg State University, can be seen in the center of the back row in a blue jacket.

 

Last summer Sunshine Brosi taught a field ...

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