A threat to Maryland producers of raw pet milk quietly went away on November 28 when the state Secretary of Agriculture Joseph Bartenfelder sent out a letter to interested parties stating that the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) would not be including a requirement to put a dye in raw pet milk in regulations MDA would be issuing governing raw pet milk sales.Inclusion of the dye requirement would have collapsed the market for raw pet milk in the state.
Financing for High-Quality Photovoltaic Solar Projects Is Available Immediately through Empower Energies for Commercial and Industrial Customers, Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals
Empower Energies, a leading clean energy project solutions company, and WGL Energy Systems, which operates distributed generation systems in 19 states and the District of Columbia, announced that they have launched a Distributed Generation Fund (DG Fund) for photovoltaic (PV) solar projects, together with a leading global strategic tax equity investor.
Community groups seek relief from racially discriminatory pollution burden and health harms
Three Maryland agencies have agreed to enter mediation with Brandywine area organizations, represented by Earthjustice, after the groups filed a federal civil rights complaint over the state’s decision to permit a gas-fired power plant in Brandywine that would have racially disproportionate pollution impacts. The groups hope talks lead to improvements in state procedures for approving and siting pollution sources and long-overdue relief for overburdened communities.
The ballots have been cast and the votes are in! The New Hope Network content team and a panel of industry judges have chosen 25 NEXTY Award winners for Natural Products Expo East 2016. We believe these products show truly creative thinking and execution; adhere to a mission with wide-reaching potential; or take a new approach to clean ingredients, sustainability or transparency.
Using a new satellite-based method, scientists at NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities have located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions.
A known health hazard and contributor to acid rain, sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one of six air pollutants regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Current, sulfur dioxide monitoring activities include the use of emission inventories that are derived from ground-based measurements and factors, such as fuel usage. The inventories are used to evaluate regulatory policies for air quality improvements and to anticipate future emission scenarios that may occur with economic and population growth.
Climate change already has had an impact on wildlife and communities along the Chesapeake Bay and on the East Coast, according to a new report, and it will only get worse unless there are cuts in carbon emissions. The National Wildlife Federation research called Changing Tides looks at wildlife and recreation economies on the eastern seaboard.