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As focus on renewable energy sources in Maryland expands into the Atlantic Ocean, special attention is being paid to the effects of offshore wind farm construction on marine mammals. Noise generated from the construction of wind farms can damage the hearing of animals like sea turtles, sharks and a number of migratory whales, as well as possibly displace marine mammals from their original habitat.
CRISFIELD - One year after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, the Maryland town of Crisfield continues to pick up the pieces. For Crisfield resident Teresa Shallcross, the storm still brings back painful memories.
As Maryland prepares to implement new regulations on phosphorus, those in the chicken litter business are worried their industry could fall apart.
Honeybees may be struggling worldwide, but Maryland is seeing a boom in amateur beekeepers. Despite a worrisome decline in the bee population over the last decade, the number of people registering as beekeepers with the state continues to grow—1,872 currently, up from 1,362 four years ago—according to the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
America’s 12 largest supermarkets and retailers are failing to curb their hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions, adding large amounts of greenhouse gas to the environment, a new report finds.
It will likely be months before Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley decides the fate of fracking in the Free State, but opponents of the natural-gas extraction process aim to keep the issue in the spotlight.