Weekly Environmental News: June 16-June 22, 2013

Complete Streets take the focus off cars Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that would require states to include Complete Streets in all federally funded transportation projects, a significant shift from car-centric policies that have dominated transportation projects since the post WWII era and have encouraged an unsustainable growth pattern of devouring farmland […]

Weekly Environmental News: June 9 – June 15, 2013 — Danube River Flooding, Carbon Negative Fuel and more

Flooding in Europe: Danube river Budapest declared a state of emergency as the Danube crested at record levels. Damage results of the Danube (and other tributaries) flooding have been estimated in the billions of dollars range. Climate change, among several reasons, is believed to be the cause of flooding. The European Environment Agency has more […]

TreeKeepers get hands on experience in Mount Vernon

As part of the Baltimore TreeKeepers program, participants are expected to complete hands-on activities to supplement the lecture series and apply what they’ve learned. Spring (and fall) is tree-planting season, so TreeKeepers were given a long list of activities to choose from.  I opted for a treeplanting in historic Mount Vernon, the cultural district of […]

Weekly Environmental News: June 2 – June 8, 2013 – Gray wolf delisting, Offshore wind turbines in Maine and more

Gray Wolf Delisting Controversy Continues with FWS Proposal The United States Fish and Wildlife recently resurrected a proposal to delist gray wolves nationwide (lower 48 states). This proposal comes after the Rocky Mountain area gray wolf was removed from endangered species protection lists in 2011 and 2012. The World Conservation Center reports that 1600 wolves […]

Choose Clean Water Coalition Hosts Conference in Baltimore

The Choose Clean Water Coalition’s 4th annual conference took place this week in downtown Baltimore. Over 250 clean water advocates, scientists, government officials, industry experts and students attended the 2-day event, which was jam-packed with speakers, field trips and break-out sessions all centered on the theme ‘Clean Water Works’ and the fact that we’re all […]

Weekly Environmental News: May 26-June 1 – Genetically Modified Wheat, Hot Pink Slugs and More

Wheat

Last week’s environmental headlines included unapproved genetically modified wheat in Oregon, giant hot pink slugs in Australia, high pollen counts could be due to climate change, a tough fracking bill makes headway in Illinois, and new storm surge warnings for areas vulnerable to hurricanes. Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat From Monsanto Found in Oregon Field The […]