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Volume V, Number 2

May 2012

eMDE is a quarterly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. 

View of air quality over the eastern seaboard  

Secretary Summers conducts a groundwater demonstration with students at Col. Richardson Middle School 

Kolby Noble winner of 2012 Tawes Award for a Clean Environment 

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Blowin' in the Wind: Maryland works to reduce air pollution "transport"

While the amount of air pollution generated locally has dropped dramatically, as much as 70 percent of Maryland’s pollution comes from upwind states. MDE is working hard to address the problem. More > 

Session 2012: "Great" for the environment and public health

A legislative session widely described as one of the best in recent years for the environment produced new laws to encourage smart growth, promote clean water and fight childhood lead poisoning. More >

MDE headlines

More than “a moment” for the Bay, clearing the air, Dr. Summers goes to school. More >

MDE celebrates 35th annual Tawes Awards for a clean environment

An oyster gardening project to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay earned a Somerset County elementary school teacher the 35th annual Tawes Awards for a clean environment. More >

Maryland again exceeds annual waste diversion goal

Maryland recycled more than 40 percent of its waste in 2010. More >

A sound approach to noise that annoys

A revised framework for enforcing noise standards is designed to lead to swift responses to complaints. More >

MDE finalizes new regulations for soil erosion and sediment control

MDE has adopted new requirements to better protect the State’s water resources from the impacts associated with construction. More >

eMDE briefs

Climate change plan open for comment, Green Registry leadership awards set, Bay plan submitted. More >


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