Our Blue Earth
Local Wildflowers Topic at Next Native Plant Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Our Blue Earth - Our Blue Earth
Written by Liz McDowell   
Monday, 11 August 2014 13:55

mountain laurel DSCN2593The Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg on Tuesday August 19 at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Liz McDowell, local native plant enthusiast. Her program “Wildflowers of Mountain Maryland” will provide a closer look at many of the native plant species found in Allegany and Garrett Counties. Native flowering herbs, shrubs and vines that provide value for wildlife and people will be covered. The program will begin immediately following a brief MNPS chapter business meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

Liz McDowell has over 30 years of experience in education and the environment. She earned her MS in Wildlife Management at the Appalachian Laboratory at Frostburg ...

Read more...
 
FSU Science Discovery Center to Host “Tanzania Cultural Tourism” PDF Print E-mail
Our Blue Earth - Our Blue Earth
Written by Courtesy, Frostburg State University News & Media Services   
Sunday, 27 April 2014 21:10

Frostburg State University will host a presentation on “Tanzania Cultural Tourism” presentation Wednesday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Compton Science Center first-floor Science Discovery Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The presentation will include an information session conducted by FSU graduate student Steria Ndaga and an informative video on Tanzania’s national parks. Ndaga is a high-ranking official in the Tanzania National Park Authority and brings a unique perspective about the challenges of simultaneously preserving unique natural areas and local cultures in developing countries.  

The presentation spans many topics – from conservation to cultural to associated economic issues. The event will also include a display featuring the ...

Read more...
 
Gasland Part II and Discussion at ACM April 21 PDF Print E-mail
Our Blue Earth - Our Blue Earth
Written by Gil Hazelwood, ACM PR Office   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 20:08

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Hydraulic fracturing, the controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale rock, will be examined Monday, April 21, when the documentary “Gasland Part II” is shown and discussed at Allegany College of Maryland.

 

ACM’s Peace Studies Club is presenting the film screening and panel discussion that follows in partnership with the Western Maryland Group of the Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and Citizen Shale.

 

Eric Robison, co-founder and president of Citizen Shale, a Maryland group concerned about the impact of proposed shale gas extraction in the western counties, will be among a panel that will discuss the issue.

 

The state’s Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative, administered jointly ...

Read more...
 
Call for Presentations and Workshops on Sustainability PDF Print E-mail
Our Blue Earth - Our Blue Earth
Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:36

Call for Presentations

Deadline: March 15, 2014 

 

FOCUS FROSTBURG 2014: ‘LEARN-IN’ for a SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Lane University Center

Sponsored and Organized by FSU’s Learning Green, Living Green Sustainability Initiative.

 

 

 

Become a PRESENTER at Focus Frostburg 2014!

FOCUS FROSTBURG is FSU’s annual Day of Learning on sustainability and climate awareness that is free and open to FSU students, faculty, staff, and the community.  

.

 Hands-On activities and demonstrations are strongly encouraged.

 

PRESENTER CRITERIA:

To participate as a presenter, please email Read more...

 
The Short Story of Fracking PDF Print E-mail
Our Blue Earth - Our Blue Earth
Written by Ben Brown   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 13:43

If you hear commercials on the radio or see advertisements online for natural gas extraction then you’re likely getting the pros of hydraulic-fracturing. Dominion, Cabot, Chevron, and others would have you think that the Marcellus Shale deposit is a simple story of domestic energy, job creation, and clean power. However, there’s another position frequently too detailed and without the economic catch phrases to be pleasing to the ear or attention span. This is the other short story of fracking.

Fracking is bad. I mean poison your water, pollute your air, make you and your animals sick, and destroy your property value – bad. And the whole mess is boxed up, covered with dollar sign wrapping paper, and sealed with a ribbon of non-disclosure by the gas companies. Let ...

Read more...
 
«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»

Page 8 of 27
 
Webappindie.org

What's Happening?