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01.13.11

By LAURA E. LEE Capital News Service Thursday, January 13, 2011

COLLEGE PARK - Local and state governments could see stormwater management fees from the federal government in "a matter of weeks," Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said Thursday about a new law he co-sponsored.

12.02.09

By DAVID M. JOHNSON Capital News Service Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WASHINGTON - Micro-finance institutions that serve an estimated half billion of the world's poor could be in a unique position to prepare developing countries for climate change, according to a report by one St. Mary's College professor.

As President Obama and other world leaders visit Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, economics professor Asif Dowla, hopes poorer nations and their people will be kept in mind when decisions are made.

11.13.09

By LINDSAY GSELL Capital News Service Friday, November 13, 2009

MOUNT RANIER - On a brisk fall night here, Brent Bolin fires up his corn-burning stove.

"It's great you can have some heat while you're sitting in your living room or doing whatever," said the 33-year-old National Institutes of Health employee. "It's a cozy, nice thing to have."

11.12.09

By CATHERINE KRIKSTAN Capital News Service Thursday, November 12, 2009

ANNAPOLIS - Maryland's parks, trails and estuarine allure are often what sell the state to tourists.

This month, the state unfolded an effort to encourage the tourism industry to more actively safeguard these natural resources.

Launched on the heels of the Maryland Green Registry, Maryland Green Travel is a free and voluntary self-certification program that urges businesses in the tourism industry, starting with the lodging sector, to adhere to eco-friendly practices, from waste reduction to energy efficiency.

09.30.09

By JAMES B. HALE Capital News Service Thursday, October 1, 2009

EDGEWATER - Tricia Murray is used to working at an HSBC bank in the prairies of Canada's Saskatchewan province.

But for two weeks, the bank paid its assistant manager to drop what she was doing and work with a kind of green found in the remote forests of Maryland.

HSBC sent 12 employees to work with researchers at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater as "climate champions." They were directed to learn about climate change and come back with ideas to make the company more eco-friendly.