Category: Chesapeake Bay


Measuring Effectiveness of Policy: Designing Evaluation Methodology for the Baltimore City EPS Foam Ban

Written by Molly Cook, Graduate student with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Nursing

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That’s a Wrap! 30 Day Challenge Results

This April, Marylanders across the state engaged in the #30daysofpickinguplitter challenge, started by a Baltimore City resident – Eli Pousson – who wanted to focus on daily action to help clean his community. Thechallenge encouraged Marylanders to pick up litter…

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Statewide EPS Foam Ban Explodes into Millions of Tiny Pieces Upon Death in the MD General Assembly

Learn the ins and outs of what happened to the EPS foam ban this legislative session.

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What Is the Trash Trawl?

Last fall we set out for three weeks to learn more about how microplastics pollute the Chesapeake Bay. The data is almost ready! Find out more about the project.

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Join us to talk Plastics in the Chesapeake!

On Wednesday, June 24, we’ll be on Google+ for a Hangout with the National Aquarium and Story of Stuff Project. Pack a lunch and join us at 12:15pm! We’ll be talking about our Trash Trawl, both the findings from last…

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The night before the trash trawl

Tonight I went with Stiv Wilson from 5 Gyres out to Deale to check out Obtuse, the sailboat we’ll be using this week for the trash trawl. We got a look at the equipment and riggings, chatted about routes and…

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Announcing the Chesapeake Bay Trash Trawl with 5 Gyres

We are very excited to announce a great new project coming up next month! 5 Gyres, renowned for research on plastic pollution in the ocean’s gyres, is coming to Maryland in November to help us learn more about plastic pollution…

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Where is "away"?

After a rainstorm in Maryland, it’s the Bay. From the Baltimore Sun: Yesterday’s downpour did more than flood Fells Point and spill sewage into the Jones Falls. It trashed the Inner Harbor. … The water’s surface was carpeted with plastic…

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