Asthma-related hospitalizations increase significantly during severe heat and rainstorms, which are predicted to worsen as the Earth warms from climate change, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
Since "Frozen's" release in 2013, it's become the highest-grossing animated film ever produced, racking up over $1.3 billion in worldwide ticket sales and another $1 billion in merchandise. Disney recently announced that it's making a sequel, which will make a promising opportunity even bigger: Disney could work with other environmental organizations like 350.org and the Sierra Club on public service announcements featuring Elsa, Olaf and other "Frozen" characters that would discuss the
Emily Fair, a science teacher at Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge, Md., was chosen to participate in an eight-day Marine Education Fellowship sponsored by Ecology Project International, studying Mexico's ecologically critical environment, collecting green sea turtles and learning to how incorporate field studies in their own classrooms.
People love to talk about the weather. And people listen to those who know what they're talking about — like meteorology guru Jim Cantore. But when Verizon FiOS unexpectedly dropped The Weather Channel (TWC) from its line-up on March 10, those voices went silent for the cable company's 5.5 million subscribers. And people are distraught. A protest website went up within hours: keeptheweatherchannel.com. Two weeks later, the TWC site records more than 600,000 visitors, 7 million alerts, and
Emily Fair, educator at Francis Scott Key High School, has been selected by the non-profit organization Ecology Project International to participate in an eight-day Marine Education Fellowship in Baja Mexico
Wendy's, the world's third-largest fast-food chain, is suing the Crofton-based operator of its restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and Washington for refusing to modernize restaurants and install technology that allows customers to order and pay on mobile devices.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement that the state will move forward with establishing regulations for hydraulic fracturing — fracking — in Maryland leaves behind a terrible legacy. He has secured his place in history as the one who opened up the state to the inherent risks of the practice, which involves horizontal drilling and the fracturing of underground rock with pressurized water and chemicals to release gas deposits, despite Marylanders' growing opposition to it.
November has been a good-news/bad-news month for the climate struggle. The U.S. and China just inked an historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that accord is imperiled by the American electorate.