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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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PHOTO: Atlantic offshore wind power potential hasn't yet been tapped, although a new report says Maryland is one of the states leading the way for development. Photo courtesy of NOAA.

BALTIMORE - The water is waiting for wind power development, with a new report from the National Wildlife Federation showing that, while a handful of offshore wind projects are well on their way, there are still thousands of acres of Atlantic waters available. Report author Catherine Bowes called i...Read More

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PHOTO: Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin are co-sponsors of a proposed constitutional amendment giving Congress and states control of political campaign spending. A committee vote is expected Thursday. Photos courtesy of Senator Mikulski and Senator Cardin's offices.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A proposed constitutional amendment to give political campaign spending control to Congress and states is expected to come before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for a vote on Thursday. Senate Joint Resolution 19 is co-sponsored by Maryland Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikuls...Read More

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PHOTO: Along with picnics and fireworks, Marylanders are being encouraged to display an American flag for the Fourth of July holiday. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BALTIMORE – Along with picnics and fireworks, Marylanders are being encouraged to display the American flag for the Fourth of July holiday. The U.S. Flag Code directs that flags on display 24 hours a day be illuminated at night, and it's OK to leave a flag out in bad weather, as long as the m...Read More

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PHOTO: Maryland received a 'C' in a new report that grades how each state supports new parents in the workplace. Photo credit Microsoft Images.

BALTIMORE - Maryland received a 'C' in a new report analyzing how each state supports, or doesn't support, new parents in terms of leave time and job protection. The grade may seem average, but the state got extra points for enacting new laws on providing reasonable accommodations and unpaid family...Read More

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