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2011-07-08 09:45:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The headquarters of Wyle's largest operating group, based in Lexington Park, Md., was honored as the Patuxent Partnership's Member Firm of the Year during the College of Southern Maryland's 11th Annual Leading Edge Awards last week. The headquarters of Wyle's Aerospace Group was selected for the award after an extensive review process by the Patuxent Partnership, a non-profit member organization that fosters cooperation and collaboration...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

Seattle based LED Lighting Manufacturer, Evluma, announces the installation of the first test units at the United States Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. Evluma provided its 40W EcoSpot and 50W Beacon Clearlight models for evaluation and has worked with the base Energy Manager for the last 9 months to prepare for the evaluation. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 Seattle based LED Lighting Manufacturer, Evluma, announces the installation of the first test units at the United...

2010-09-15 17:35:19

Reducing the delivery of nutrients to the Chesapeake Bay is one of the most important components of restoration efforts to achieve a healthy Bay ecosystem. The USGS has developed a new method for tracking the progress toward reducing nitrogen and phosphorus delivery from the watershed to the Bay. "The public and public officials care deeply about progress towards clean water goals for the Chesapeake Bay and other impaired waters of the Nation," said Robert Hirsch, USGS Research Hydrologist...

2009-11-16 09:40:00

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) stealth fighter arrived Sunday at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., where it will conduct its first hovers and vertical landings. The ferry flight initiates a sequence of F-35 arrivals at Patuxent River this year and next. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091116/DA11683) Piloted by Lockheed Martin F-35...

2008-08-21 18:00:28

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer The state of Maryland plans to sue the Army for failing to clean up environmental contamination at Fort George G. Meade. Attorney General Doug Gansler and Environment Secretary Shari T. Wilson officially notified the Army yesterday of the state's intent to sue under a federal law called the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act that governs hazardous waste. The citizen lawsuit can't be filed until at least 90 days after the notice was sent. In the...

2008-07-14 18:00:25

By WENDI WINTERS For the Maryland Gazette Some people get up every morning and go for a jog to stay in shape. Tom Wisner, 77, arises and sings outdoors for two or three hours. Though his voice is deep, mellow and riveting, sounding a bit like Burl Ives', no one hears Mr. Wisner flow through his repertoire of songs that embrace the life and wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay area, except the birds, crickets and woodland animals. He lives in a small home on 150 acres, at the end of Sollers...

2008-07-07 18:00:13

By JOSHUA STEWART Staff Writer "I'm dismayed that the Department of Defense, which is the nation's largest polluter, is resisting orders from the (Environmental Protection Agency) to clean up Fort Meade." - County Executive John R. Leopold Area political leaders and environmentalists are challenging apparent delays and secrecy surrounding the cleanup of dangerous chemicals at Fort George G. Meade that one federal agency claims pose "an imminent" threat to surrounding communities....

2008-06-25 18:02:37

By WENDI WINTERS For The Capital Some people get up every morning and go for a jog to stay in shape. Tom Wisner, 77, arises and sings outdoors for two or three hours. Though his voice is deep, mellow and riveting, sounding a bit like Burl Ives', no one hears Mr. Wisner flow through his repertoire of songs that embrace the life and wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay area, except the birds, crickets and woodland animals. He lives in a small home on 150 acres, at the end of Sollers Warf...

2008-06-15 15:00:23

By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 15--Environmentalists are questioning Howard County's management of its sewage system and plans to add a $66 million sewer pipe, both crucial to the proposed redevelopment of central Columbia. "We have suspicions about this leaky, stinky pipeline," said Fred Tutman, who represents the nonprofit advocacy group Riverkeepers on Maryland's Patuxent River Commission. County officials strongly defend their stewardship of the system and their efforts to...

2007-12-18 06:00:22

By Rona Kobell, The Baltimore Sun Dec. 18--UPPER MARLBORO -- The bad news is that the Patuxent River is in deep trouble, struggling against a tide of pollution and sediment that has turned this once-fertile river into a mucky brown mess. The good news: Scientists, legislators and local activists have a better understanding of what ails the river and what they can do to fix it. The Patuxent Riverkeeper, an advocacy group, released a report yesterday outlining a dozen major problems...


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