Climate Change and Monarch Butterflies

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The headline in the April 12, Washington Post article on weather rang out: “Giant storm in Central U.S. has unleashed all sorts of extreme weather, and it’s still dumping snow.” It continued: “A wild spring storm is … [Read more...]

Pop Shop Becomes First Restaurant in Downtown Frederick to Partner With Key City Compost

To express their long-lasting commitment to making Downtown Frederick an even better place, The North Market Pop Shop has partnered with Key City Compost, a commercial composting and food waste collection service. All of … [Read more...]

Oxon Cove Land Swap Discussions Continue

While talks with Washington’s NFL team about building its next stadium at Oxon Cove National Park have ceased, the Hogan administration is continuing to pursue the land swap without any meaningful … [Read more...]

Three Major Problems with Parking Minimums

Parking minimums are the strange, out-dated, and totally unscientific law that's probably languishing in your city's zoning code. They sound dull (and they are) but they're incredibly important because they have … [Read more...]

Connect with the Multi-faith Alliance of Climate Stewards of Frederick County

The Multi-faith Alliance of Climate Stewards (MACS) of Frederick County is made up of individuals and faith communities who are called to act on climate. As people of faith, it is our moral duty to learn more about … [Read more...]

Blockbuster year for monarchs, but what lies ahead?

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I was at Shepherd University the other day talking to Susie Munnis, who had just returned from San Miguel de Allende. This was her first trip to Mexico and I was anxious to hear how she liked it. She then told me that … [Read more...]

Good congestion, bad congestion

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Our model for traffic congestion is flawed. We need to make the crucial distinction between good and bad congestion and plan our transportation systems accordingly. A few years ago, after taking a blood test, my … [Read more...]

Maryland should stop subsidizing pollution from incinerators

Several months ago, Frederick County broke ground on the Ballenger-McKinney Photovoltaic Solar Project — a 5-acre, 1.3-megawatt solar array. This project is special, not only because of the over $100,000 it will save … [Read more...]