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Report | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm

Since 2007 , federally declared weather-related disasters in the United States have affected counties housing 243 million people – or nearly four out of five Americans. The breadth and severity of weather-related disasters in the United States – coupled with the emerging science on the potential for global warming to exacerbate some types of extreme weather – suggest that the United States should take urgent action to reduce emissions of global warming pollution, while taking steps to prepare for the dangers posed by climate change.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Every Single Maryland County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster

After another year in which many parts of the country were hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, crippling drought, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters have affected Marylanders across the state and millions of Americans across the country, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

2013 a Major Boom for Clean Energy, Bust for Many Other Issues

After the 2013 session of Maryland’s General Assembly concluded yesterday, Environment Maryland Director Tommy Landers issued a statement along with a roundup of the environmental legislation we followed most closely.

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Report | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

A Double Success

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a central strategy in the Northeastern states’ efforts to protect the region from global warming. The program, which took effect in 2009, has succeeded in cutting carbon dioxide emissions and demonstrating the effectiveness of cap-and-trade as a global warming solution while helping to sustain a growing regional economy. 

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Maryland and Nearby States Can Make Huge Dent in Climate-Altering Pollution

If the ten Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states from Maryland to Maine were a country, they would be the tenth largest emitter of climate-altering carbon pollution in the world, according to a report released today by Environment Maryland. In 2010, the region emitted 533 million metric tons of carbon pollution, more than the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and France.

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