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The Chesapeake Fall 2007

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Cool Cities and Counties Fight Global Warming

by Dave O’Leary
Chapter’s Campaign Brings New Commitments to Reduce Emissions of Greenhouse Gases

Nuclear “Solution” Includes Hidden Costs

by Frank Fox
The environmental risks of nuclear power show that it is not the solution to global warming, in the short or long term

Court of Appeals To Hear Suit Filed by Terrapin Run Opponents

by Dale Sams
Approval of massive development challenged in Allegany County

Sierra Club Mourns Death of Mary Marsh

Long-time activist will be missed in Anne Arundel and throughout Maryland


by Ron Henry
If we were waiting for a transportation crisis, it’s here, and it is high time for all of us to fight this massive threat to the environment of central Maryland

The “Other Connector”—Taking Aim at the Heart of Mattawoman Creek

Preservation of Mattawoman Creek, the most productivet tributary in the Bay watershed, remains our best option for protecting this valuable resource

A Third Reactor at Calvert Cliffs? An Update from a Public Hearing in Calvert County

by Bob Boxwell
Billed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as “an information hearing about the application process,” the event was more of a pep rally for the power company

Public Comments Sought as Administration Offers Rule to Ease the Way for Mountaintop Removal and Stream Destruction

The Office of Surface Mining is accepting public comment on a Bush administration proposal to exempt mountaintop removal activities that are most destructive to streams from the “buffer zone rule,” a federal regulation which prohibits coal mining activities from disturbing “buffer” areas streams. (The comment period ends October 23.)

Eating for a Healthy Planet

True Cost of Food – A Campaign Whose Time Has Come

Resilient Habitats and the Effects of Warming on Wild Places

by Vicky Hoover
We are learning that over a million species worldwide are at risk due to climate change, and protecting large wild places and linked corridors is one of the best strategies to provide for their survival.

Rachel Carson’s Legacy Attacked by Right-Wing Misinformation

by Lisa M Mayo
Centennial observances were marred by advocates of pesticide use.

Is China Heading for Sustainable Development?

by Cathy Kunkel
The most effective step that China could take to reduce emissions and energy demand would likely be to improve energy efficiency

Arsenic to Zoning, Groups Work for Cleaner, Greener Maryland

by Mary C. Corddry
The most effective step that China could take to reduce emissions and energy demand would likely be to improve energy efficiency

Chapter Seeks Nominees for Executive Committee

Nominations are due in chapter office by November 1.

Outings Near and Far

by Daniel J. Soeder
Maryland is wonderful, but we needn’t restrict our outings to our own backyard.

Law ‘N Lawns - Letter to the Editor

by Frank Ierardi
Between the law and the lawn


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