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Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee to hold first meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jay Apperson   
Thursday, 21 January 2016 11:25

Baltimore, MD (January 20, 2016) –  An advisory group formed to help Maryland develop a nutrient trading policy to accelerate the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay while reducing costs to local governments and citizens and boosting private sector jobs will hold its first meeting tomorrow.

The Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow, January 21, at the Maryland Department of the Environment headquarters in Baltimore. The 32-member committee is made up of stakeholders representing a broad range of fields and interests, including the regulated community, local governments, federal and state government agencies, the Maryland General Assembly, the academic and technical community, agriculture, business and ...

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Seeds of Time to Screen in Frostburg PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Appalachian Laboratory   
Friday, 15 January 2016 16:30

A special screening of the film, "Seeds of Time," is being organized by the Appalachian Laboratory, the Evergreen Heritage Center, and Frostburg Grows for 7 pm Saturday, February 20th, at the historic Palace Theatre in Frostburg.

The film follows agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler as he races against time to protect the future of our food. Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields. But with little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that ...

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Frostburg Recognized as Maryland Smart Energy Community PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elizabeth Stahlman   
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:07

Woody The City of Frostburg has been recognized as a Maryland Smart Energy Community by the Maryland Energy Administration.  In order to be designated a Maryland Smart Energy Community, the Frostburg Mayor and City Council have committed to reduce electricity consumption in City-owned facilities by 15% in 5 years and source 20% of the energy for those facilities from renewable energy sources by 2022. As a Maryland Smart Energy Community, the City is eligible to apply for grant funding for efficiency upgrades and/or renewable energy projects.  

 
Department of the Environment Fish Kill Investigation Continues PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jay Apperson   
Friday, 20 November 2015 08:08

Department investigating new but unconfirmed information relating to case, as precaution anglers advised to avoid eating fish from area as investigation continues

Baltimore, MD (November 14, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment  is continuing its investigation of a fish kill in the upper Middle River and several of the river’s tributaries in Baltimore County.

The Department has become aware of citizen concerns relating to a possible discharge into the waters in the area of the fish kill. The Department will investigate these concerns. No information relating to these concerns has been confirmed by the Department. As a precaution, the Department recommends that anglers avoid eating fish from the area of the fish kill as ...

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2015 08:09
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Frostburg State University Observatory Bringing Universe Into Focus at Planetarium PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 05 November 2015 18:26

Observatory 2The universe is now coming into focus through Frostburg State University’s Observatory, where stunning images from the rooftop observatory are now being projected on the FSU Planetarium and Multimedia Learning Center’s dome screen during shows.

The Observatory, located on the roof of the Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology, features a robotically mounted 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with attachable cameras to capture deep space images and planets in amazing detail.

“Its large aperture allows you to view very faint objects,” said Dr. Jason Speights, associate director of the FSU Planetarium and MLC. “At the same time, it’s capable of high magnification, so the planets can be seen in great detail.”

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Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015 09:04
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