An Eastern Shore resident received a notice from her apartment complex, warning residents that MDA would be spraying the property for mosquitoes because, “…several mosquitoes have been spotted on the property.” Her reaction? “…And while I completely understand the seriousness of mosquito related diseases, I cannot get past the first sentence of this notice….” […]
Going to Summer School to Protect Our Kids’ Health
There’s a saying in Maryland’s state capital that to kill a bill, you send it to summer study. Well, last week the Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup met for the first time in Annapolis — and we’re here to make sure these summer students turn their homework in on time. Nothing less than […]
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Oregon passes law compelling state agencies to minimize use of pesticides on state lands and find non-chemical alternatives
From the article: Gov. John Kitzhaber is the final stop for a bill that requires state agencies to minimize their use of pesticides, coordinate their efforts and find alternatives on state-owned lands. The Senate gave final legislative approval to House Bill 3364 today on a 24-6 vote. It did not amend the bill. The […]
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Maryland State House Organic Land Care Demonstration Project
The State of Maryland has launched its “Landscaping Smarter” website, which promotes and explains this model initiative around the Maryland State House grounds in Annapolis advocating Bay-friendly lawn care that is pesticide-free. We especially wish to acknowledge the donated products and services for the project from several business. Bee Safe Organics, Auburn, NH Blades […]
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Pesticides in Maryland’s environment on the Marc Steiner Show.
Marc Steiner discusses pesticides in Maryland’s environment in light of the release of two reports – a federal report detailing the prevalence of pesticides in the Chesapeake Bay and a Maryland Environmental Health Network report identifying the impact of pesticides on our children’s health- and the Pesticide Information Act requiring pesticide applicators to submit […]
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Join us for the 19th Annual Maryland Environmental Summit
– Tuesday, January. 29th, 4:30 to 6:00 pm – The Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis Join us for the 19th Annual Citizens Campaign for the Environment Legislative Summit in Annapolis – hear from top legislative leaders and advocates about the environmental priorities for the 2013 General Assembly Session. 2013 will be […]
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Maryland Children’s Environmental Health Progress Report
The groundbreaking 2012 Maryland Children’s Environmental Health Progress Report focuses on the environmental health concerns associated with pesticides and other toxic chemicals, as well as air and water pollution, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction (‘fracking’) and climate change. Maryland has made much progress, yet there are many additional opportunities to protect our children from exposure […]
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Is Your Community Being Sprayed For West Nile Virus?
Steps to Protect Your Family from the Virus and Pesticide Being Sprayed We concur with the concern regarding West Nile virus in Maryland and the serious symptoms it can and has caused for some Maryland residents. We encourage residents to get rid of standing water on your property and to wear protective clothing ( long […]
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Pesticide use ramping up as GMO crop technology backfires: study
By Carey Gillam Mon Oct 1, 2012 9:18pm EDT (Reuters) – U.S. farmers are using more hazardous pesticides to fight weeds and insects due largely to heavy adoption of genetically modified crop technologies that are sparking a rise of “superweeds” and hard-to-kill insects, according to a newly released study. Genetically engineered crops have led […]
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A TRIBUTE TO RACHEL CARSON ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SILENT SPRING
“The most alarming of all man’s assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials” “The contamination of our world is not alone a matter of mass spraying. Indeed, for most of us this is of less importance than the innumerable small scale exposures […]
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