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Blackwater Wildlife Refuge adds 400 acres along the Nanticoke River

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore is growing by more than 400 acres with the federal government's purchase of two pieces of land along the Nanticoke River.

The land, purchased from the Nature Conservancy, is considered an important and diverse habitat for songbirds such as prothonotary warblers and waterfowl such as black ducks.

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Perryman solar farm offsets use of fossil fuels to generate power for Baltimore region

Tens of thousands of solar panels occupy a field on the Perryman peninsula, soaking up energy from the sun, turning it into electricity and storing it for government and nonprofit customers in the region who want to use it.

Simply put, the Aberdeen area solar farm is a supplemental energy source that's also saving money.

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Two offshore wind projects to be considered by Maryland regulators

Two plans for wind projects off Maryland's coast are headed to the state Public Service Commission for consideration.

The commission said it had opened its formal review of proposals from US Wind Inc., a subsidiary of Italian energy and construction giant Toto Holdings SpA, and Skipjack Offshore Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Deepwater Wind Holdings LLC.

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Council rejects pesticide ban on county playgrounds

The Anne Arundel County Council on Monday narrowly rejected legislation that would have banned pesticide spraying on county playgrounds.

Council members voted 4-3 against Bill 76-16, which sought to require the county's Recreation and Parks department to control playground weeds and pests through non-chemical means.

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Md. seeks to increase air monitoring near Wagner power plant after residents express concern

Responding to residents worried that the air near their homes isn't safe to breathe, Maryland environment officials say they hope to install an air-quality monitor near a coal power plant in Anne Arundel County.

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Professor Trash Wheel to make her debut in Canton in December

A new googly-eyed trash wheel is coming to town this December.

Professor Trash Wheel will begin her trash collecting journey in Harris Creek Park in Canton on Dec. 4 with a kickoff community event, during which she will be introduced by Baltimore Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh. 

Professor Trash Wheel is the second trash-collecting water wheel to exist in Baltimore area. Her predecessor, Mr.

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