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We're tackling global warming

Maryland will reduce its global warming emissions by a quarter over the next decade thanks to a new law that sets firm deadlines for transitioning to clean energy and smarter transportation. Here, Environment Maryland Campaign director releases our report, "Too Little But Not Too Late," showing how our state can still achieve its ambitious goals.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Broad Range of Stakeholders Call on Governor to Improve Successful Clean Energy and Anti-Pollution Program

Nineteen Maryland organizations, businesses, and officials joined with more than 300 others in calling on Northeastern governors to build on progress reducing pollution and promoting clean energy by improving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Clean Car Tour Stops in Baltimore

As the Obama administration prepares to announce historic fuel efficiency and carbon pollution standards for cars and light trucks later this month, Environment Maryland stopped in Baltimore on a clean car tour featuring a Nissan Leaf to tout the benefits of the soon-to-be-finalized standards for Marylanders and our environment.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Environmental Groups and Other Stakeholders Unite Behind Atlantic Offshore Wind

Today, more than 215 environmentalists, conservationists, clean energy advocates, businesses, and local and state officials from up and down the Atlantic Coast united to call for bold action to accelerate the creation of offshore wind power. The coalition released a letter to the Obama Administration in order to show strong support for efforts made to date and to urge continued strong action to develop offshore wind resources along the Atlantic.

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Report | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

When It Rains, It Pours: Global Warming and the Increase in Extreme Precipitation from 1948 to 2011

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms, fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture. An analysis of more than 80 million daily precipitation records from across the contiguous United States reveals that intense rainstorms and snowstorms have already become more frequent and more severe. Extreme downpours are now happening 30 percent more often nationwide than in 1948.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Extreme Downpours and Snowstorms Up 55 Percent in Mid-Atlantic Region

Nearly a year after Tropical Storm Irene and other powerful storms led to record flooding that devastated many areas of Maryland, a new Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center report confirms that extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are happening 55 percent more frequently in the Mid-Atlantic region than in 1948.

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