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CCAN Thanks the Public Service Commission for Offshore Wind Decision PDF Print E-mail
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Written by CCAN   
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:15

Yesterday, the Maryland Public Service Commission approved changes to the plans to build offshore wind turbines off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. This decision allows Skipjack Offshore Energy, a subsidiary of Danish company Ørsted,  to use a model of wind turbine that is more than 800 feet tall — about 200 feet larger than the developer’s initial proposal. 

“Ørsted is pleased that the Maryland Public Service Commission approved the project’s longstanding commitment to use the best commercially available turbine technology,” Brady Walker, Ørsted’s Mid-Atlantic Market Manager, said in a statement. “The project will continue to engage with all stakeholders on creating a project that all Marylanders can be proud of. We look forward to continuing ...

Focus Frostburg Goes Digital PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 11:19

Focus Frostburg LogoFrostburg State University’s annual Focus Frostburg Program, a day featuring presentations, programs, and workshops focused on issues of sustainability, is going virtual this year. Originally scheduled to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, program coordinators decided to create a virtual experience to honor that day.


The scheduled program includes a combination of live Zoom presentations, recorded programs, and films. Topics covered include Climate Change Anxiety, the Chemistry of Climate Change, Genetically Engineered Foods, and a participatory sharing of readings and performances highlighting environmental issues. Contributors include FSU students and faculty as well as community members. The program is open to all.


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Dozens Rally Against Condemnation Lawsuit to Construct Pipeline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chesapeake Climate Action Network   
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 09:29

Pipeline 19Dozens of activists rallied this week to oppose Columbia Gas’s complaint in condemnation for the right-of-way to build a highly controversial fracked-gas pipeline underneath the Western Maryland Rail/Trail. Known as the “Potomac Pipeline,” this pipeline would drill under the Potomac River and put the drinking water of 6 million people at risk. In January, the Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously rejected this right-of-way easement for the project, which is proposed by a subsidiary of notorious energy company TransCanada.


“Such a corporate takeover of Maryland’s public land has never been attempted in Maryland before,” said Brooke Harper, Maryland Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. “The people of ...

FSU to Focus on Sustainability and Climate Awareness at Focus Frostburg PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Publications   
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:44

Focus FrostburgFrostburg State University will again be focusing on sustainability and climate awareness during the upcoming Focus Frostburg event, an annual day of learning, on Monday, April 22, with events occurring all day starting at 10 a.m. The programs are free and open to the public.

Learn about FSU’s environmental commitment from a range of presentations from faculty and students at the Lane University Center, including such topics of sustainable recycling, solutions to global development issues, religion and environmental activism, co-operative sustainability and climate change.


Several events will be happening throughout the day. “Witness,” a student art exhibition exploring themes of climate change, will be held outside the Lane Center throughout the day. From 10 ...

Environmental Artist Zaria Forman to Present at FSU PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Student Affairs   
Sunday, 31 March 2019 16:41

Zaria Frostburg State University will host a presentation by artist Zaria Forman on Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. This event, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and the President’s Advisory Council for Sustainability, is free and open to the public.

Forman, who documents climate change with pastel drawings, will discuss her artistic practice, process and the intent behind her work and how she seeks to inspire change by sharing the beauty of the remote and threatened landscapes she depicts. She will share details of her trips with NASA and the most recent body of work those trips inspired.

Forman travels to remote regions of the world to collect images and inspiration for her work, ...


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