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The Sweet Shell of Success: Maryland Football’s Authentic Terrapin Tribute

8/26/2011 // By Max Greenberg

The University of Maryland’s football team—the Terrapins—is popularly known for three things: hosting the Queen of England at her first American game (they beat North Carolina), winning a couple of national championships in the 1950s and integrating the predominantly southern […] Read more >

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Environmental Education is the Key to U.S. Students’ Success!

6/28/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Last week must have been a slow news week for the right wing media,  as the new Maryland state environmental education graduation requirement was placed on their “most wanted” media hit list alongside the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign; which […] Read more >

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Kids Pitch Tent on Maryland Government House Lawn

6/17/2011 // By Kim Martinez

Research shows that kids are spending an average of 7 hours 38 minutes per day connected to technology, while only spending an average of 7 minutes per day in unstructured play.  While kids are engaged in organized sports, there isn’t […] Read more >

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Takoma Park Becomes Maryland’s First Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

5/31/2011 // By Roxanne Paul

On May 22, 2011, I had the pleasure of attending Takoma Park, Maryland’s celebration of their certification as Maryland’s first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™. The celebration took place at Spring Park, a lovely park that has been restored with native […] Read more >

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Throwing Maryland’s Renewable Energy Goals in the Trash?

5/6/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by Jen Mihills. Maryland has an excellent tool for boosting clean energy in the state, and helping combat global climate change while reduce air pollution. The states Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electricity suppliers to secure 20% […] Read more >

Good Jobs and Clean Energy

3/11/2011 // By Jen Mihills

Marylanders are looking 10 miles off the coast for good jobs and clean energy.  The Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act is currently being considered in the General Assembly and has the support of labor unions and environmental organizations alike. With […] Read more >

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Winds of Change

1/6/2011 // By Jen Mihills

Will 2011 be the year offshore wind comes to Maryland?  With the start of a new legislative session, clean energy advocates across the state are working hard to make it happen – and you can help. On Wednesday, January 12 […] Read more >

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Kids Discover Nature with NWF’s Hike & Seek at Seneca Creek State Park

10/5/2010 // By Mary Burnette

After three days of torrential rain, the bright morning sun was welcomed by NWF’s Hike & Seekers at Seneca Creek State Park on Saturday. The air was crisp and clean, perfect for a hike in the woods to discover the […] Read more >

Goats Enlisted to Protect Endangered Turtles

7/28/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

That’s right — goats!  When mowing practices were found dangerously harmful to bog turtles in Maryland, a different (more ancient) mowing technique was employed. The Baltimore Sun reports: “The State Highway Administration has come up with a creative solution to […] Read more >

Take Friday to Think About Endangered Species

5/14/2009 // By Julia Marden

Last week, the Senate passed a resolution declaring today, May 15, as Endangered Species Day. It’s a day for all of us wildlife enthusiasts (and those who are still joining the party) to learn about endangered species and their habitats. […] Read more >