Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center Latest Blog Posts

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Kate Breimann
Advocate, Environment Maryland

In this second installation of Plastic Perspectives, our fellow Sacha Cameron will be exploring the health concerns that arise from plastic production and disposal through a conversation with Dr. Sacoby Wilson of the University of Maryland, College Park. An associate professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dr. Wilson is well-versed in plastics and the environmental justice issues associated with their overuse.

Concerns over plastic use and waste are more mainstream now than ever before.  The message is clear: plastic is not good for the environment. But did you know that the invention of plastic was once seen as a win for conservation? Read the first blog "Plastic Perspectives," our new 10-part series on plastic pollution.

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We've been working for decades to protect this 19 million acre wilderness, and we're not giving up now.

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Alex Ferraro
Creative Associate

One of the issues that most reliably gets people excited and engaged is our campaign to defend our public lands, especially the Tongass National Forest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion owes to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

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Kate Breimann
Advocate, Environment Maryland

How Conservation Conversations reminded me of the awe-inspiring power of the natural world

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Michaela Morris
Associate, Protect Our Oceans, Environment America

Check out the following list of some of our favorite ocean livestreams. These livestreams dive deep into the big blue sea, exploring everything from jellies to coral reefs. 

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Kate Breimann
Advocate, Environment Maryland

Learning from home and need some additional resources? We're here to help! 

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Kate Breimann
Advocate, Environment Maryland

These are trying times, and we believe that nature nurtures. Join us every week for a chance to explore new conservation topics! 

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Kate Breimann
Advocate, Environment Maryland

Got some time on your hands? We need your help coming up with a design and a catchy slogan for our reusabe bags! 

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Kate Breimann
Advocate, Environment Maryland

Roses are red, violets are blue, we're done with single-use plastic and you should be too.