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Statement of U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake on the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan

U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeissued the following statement on the Administration's Clean Power Plan:

"The U.S. Conference of Mayors congratulates the Obama Administration on issuing the Clean Power Plan that will reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from new and existing energy utilities. The Mayors of this nation applaud the Administration for making this significant step and look forward to reviewing the final rule.


'It Only Takes One Storm,' Caution UMD Disaster Resilience Experts

Despite Below-Average Hurricane Forecast, Questions of Community Resilience Remain

While early reports indicate the 2015 hurricane season could carry fewer named storms than the historical average, University of Maryland (UMD) Center for Disaster Resilience (CDR) experts warn that any storm could expose infrastructure vulnerabilities and emergency response challenges. With the National Weather Service's Hurricane Preparedness Week in full swing May 24-30, CDR researchers have geared recent efforts toward informing the public about the threats hurricane season may bring – most especially, flooding.


Nation's Beekeepers Lost 40 Percent of Bees in 2014-15

Nation's Beekeepers Lost 40 Percent of Bees in 2014-15Summer losses eclipse winter losses for the first time on record according to study led by University of Maryland professor

Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015, according to the latest results of an annual nationwide survey led by a University of Marylandprofessor. While winter loss rates improved slightly compared to last year, summer losses—and consequently, total annual losses—were more severe. Commercial beekeepers were hit particularly hard by the high rate of summer losses, which outstripped winter losses for the first time in five years, stoking concerns over the long-term trend of poor health in honey bee colonies.


Lockheed Martin Report Highlights Sustainability Achievements

Lockheed Martin reaffirms its commitment to sustainable growth and environmental performance with the release of a report that demonstrates success in achieving a smaller environmental footprint, more effective supplier partnerships and enhanced ethical conduct controls. The report highlights the corporation's efforts in 2014 to promote sustainability throughout its operations, including implementing its Sustainability Management Plan, a comprehensive set of sustainability commitments and metrics.


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