Mike Tidwell

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 8:24am
We Are All from New Orleans Now: Climate Change, Hurricanes and the Fate of America's Coastal Cities
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 11:43am
Going to Jail for the Environment
As you read this, two starkly different visions of Maryland's energy future are clashing on a sidewalk outside the White House. One vision embraces the idea of developing clean-energy wind farms off the coast of Ocean City. Those wind farms could one day power millions of electric cars in our state at a price three times cheaper than gasoline — forever.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 12:23pm
Climate Change Reset Needed
Tomorrow is not an option. Those ought to be the words coming from the White House right now on global warming. Never again can we tolerate a year like 2009, when attempts to cap carbon pollution go nowhere. Already this month, President Barack Obama has confirmed two painful truths. First: Congress will not complete work on a global warming bill in 2009. And second, the corollary blow: There will be no international climate deal in Denmark next month, dashing years of international hopes.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 10:30am
Rising Seas, Rising Awareness
Here's an idea: Why don't the residents of Smith Island - at the fragile center of the Chesapeake Bay - rent a few scuba-diving suits and hold a town hall meeting under water? Scientists say a huge part of the Chesapeake region could be below water in a few decades due to rapid global warming. So why not practice up? Just grab a few wetsuits and goggles and rehearse for the aquatic life to come.
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Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 12:56pm
Police Spy on Climate Activist While Global Warming Goes Unarrested
I'm not sure what's more shocking: the news that the Maryland State Police wrongfully spied on me for months as a "suspected terrorist," or that, despite surveillance of me, officers apparently wouldn't recognize me if I walked into their police headquarters tomorrow.
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