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PHOTO: Baltimore is encouraging citizens, groups and businesses to be creative with proposals to turn vacant lots into spaces that benefit neighborhoods, and the environment. Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Trust

BALTIMORE - Taking an eyesore and turning it into neighborhood "eye candy." Winners are sharing nearly $300,000 in funding in the Growing Green Design Competition: Vacant Lots Transformed. Their projects will improve neighborhoods and include environmental benefits, such as reducing stormwater runo...Read More

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PHOTO: The frustration of a slow download will be seen all over the Internet today. It's a symbolic protest of government plans to create online fast lanes and slow lanes. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

BALTIMORE - The Internet may seem to be slowing down today - but it's actually part of an effort to prevent a future where, according to Internet freedom advocates, some people online would have priority over others. If you go to websites such as Reddit, Netflix, Etsy and Wordpress, chances are you...Read More

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PHOTO: The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is a voluntary conservation effort that encourages farmers to address resource concerns in new and innovative ways. Those farmers whose contracts are up this year must renew by Sept. 12 to continue with the program. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Time is running out for some Maryland farmers who want to continue receiving federal assistance to improve soil, water, air and habitat quality on their land. Since the Conservation Stewardship Program was launched five years ago, more than 60 million farm acres nationwide have bee...Read More

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PHOTO: B.V. Wine from California's Napa Valley is donating a portion of profits from sales in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. to the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Trust. The nonprofit funds about $5 million in projects and programs to improve the bay each year. Photo credit: NOAA.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A bi-coastal partnership is mixing water with fine wines to benefit projects to restore Chesapeake Bay. Beaulieu Vineyard, or B.V. Wine, from California's Napa Valley is donating a portion of its profits from sales in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. to the nonprofit Chesape...Read More

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PHOTO: The new Chesapeake Conservation Corps class will be announced Tuesday, and is set to include 32 people ages 18 to 25 who will spend a year volunteering on projects that benefit the bay. Photo credit: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - At least 32 young people are ready to get to work Tuesday to serve as yearlong volunteers with the 2015 Chesapeake Conservation Corps program. More than 100 students had applied for positions with organizations that work on environmental projects benefitting the health of Chesapeak...Read More

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PHOTO: This CDC illustration shows how to safely remove a tick. Lyme disease-transmitting deer ticks have proliferated in Maryland and other states, and a new report from the National Wildlife Federation blames climate change.

BALTIMORE - Climate change is connected to all kinds of creepy-crawly critters, with a new National Wildlife Federation report detailing how those changes are affecting the outdoor experience in Maryland. Hunters, anglers, bird-watchers and hikers have long known they have to cover up and watch for...Read More

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PHOTO: Maryland Hunger Solutions has joined several anti-hunger groups in backing federal legislation that would expand summer meal availability. Photo courtesy of USDA Summer Food Service Program.

BALTIMORE - Anti-hunger organizations want next summer to be the best possible summer for low-income kids, and are backing the new federal Summer Meals Act of 2014 in order to further that goal. The bill would expand access to nutritious meals in high-poverty areas. Maryland Hunger Solutions' direc...Read More

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PHOTO: Hearings open today in Washington, D.C. on the EPA's Clean Power Plan. It's been hotly debated because of economic and health concerns. Photo credit: Environmental Protection Agency.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opens the doors for public hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, D.C. on proposed rules to cut carbon pollution from power plants. The hearings are expected to be some of the most heavily-attended public policy hearings in year...Read More

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