Tag: pollution

Greenlaurel: Free Eco-Film Screening at Senator Theater Nov. 14:

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It’s not often that best-in-class environmental movies are screened in Baltimore — and, for free. Hopefully you were able to watch “Merchants of Doubt” on Nov 5, but if not, check out the documentary “Plastic Ocean” on Nov. 14. Learn who’s behind today’s climate change silence, and why our oceans are more abuzz with pollution than sea life. Both films will be followed by expert panel discussions.

Baltimore Aquarium Joins National Coalition Pledging to Fight Plastic Pollution

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Plastic bottles at Fort McHenry. Photo via National Aquarium.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is banding together with 18 other aquariums around the country to reduce plastic pollution.

GreenLaurel: Will Maryland Ban ‘Foam’ Food Containers?

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Avoid using foam cups. Instead of tossing, use foam cups to collect grease and fats when cooking. Fat and grease should never go down any drain (including the toilet!)

A coalition of anti-trash groups and governmental agencies is urging the Maryland General Assembly to consider a bill that would ban the foam. If approved, organizations in Maryland would not be able to package food in foam products, cups, to-go clam shell boxes and trays.

Local Group Awarded Nearly $25,000 for ‘Keep Herring Run Parks Beautiful’ Campaign

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Photo via Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks

A nonprofit dedicated to preserving Herring Run Park in Northeast Baltimore has received a $24,500 grant to improve the vast green space.

Two Maryland Lawmakers Introduce Measures to Quell Styrofoam Pollution

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Photo by Mattes, via Wikimedia Commons

Looking into the Jones Falls or the Inner Harbor on a given day, it’s easy to spot shards of styrofoam containers floating by or building up. This year, two Maryland lawmakers are hoping to change that by introducing legislation that would ban sales of the foam packaging across the state.

Mr. Trash Wheel Has Officially Consumed 1,000,000 Pounds of Garbage

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Courtesy Waterfront Partnership
Courtesy Waterfront Partnership

Baltimore’s favorite trash-eating machine has now swallowed up more than one million pounds of the city’s waste in just two-and-a-half years in existence.

Harbor East Marina Adds 25 Oyster Cages to Inner Harbor’s Eco-Friendly Collection

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Courtesy @Ruthlestiltskin/Ruth Morton of FOX45
Courtesy @Ruthlestiltskin/Ruth Morton of FOX45

The Inner Harbor is farming more oysters, but not to eat. This morning, Harbor East Marina staff placed 25 cages along the promenade wall to help clean up the harbor’s murky waters.

Scalia-less Supreme Court OKs Chesapeake Bay Clean Up

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There’s a reason there are supposed to be an odd number of judges serving on the Supreme Court.

Baltimore Youth Win Victory Against Toxic Trash Incinerator

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Photo via Free Your Voice Facebook page
Photo via Free Your Voice Facebook page

I have to admit, I fist-pumped the air when I heard the news that Baltimore high school students had won a key victory in their fight against the toxic garbage incinerator that’s planned for their neighborhood.