| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:56 PM
As J.C. Barbely looked at Assateague Island in his rearview mirror Saturday night, he was pretty sure his seaside home away from home wouldn't escape Sandy's fury. But Wednesday morning, the assistant manager of the Maryland Park Service's biggest money-...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 5:55 AM
After a spate of bad news about the Chesapeake Bay's health, here's an uptick: the "dead zone" that forms every spring is smaller than average so far this year.
Water sampling done in early June by the Department of Natural Resources found dissolved...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The "dead zone" that forms every spring in the Chesapeake Bay is smaller than average so far this year, state officials report.
Water sampling done in early June by the Department of Natural Resources found dissolved oxygen levels too low to be...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:27 PM
There were no tornado warnings last Friday night, when I muted the Nationals game around 11 p.m. I listened intently through my living-room window. A train, I thought. Definitely a train.
I should have known better. The warnings have been building for...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:18 AM
Why does the Chesapeake Bay Foundation refuse to take seriously the threat posed by the Conowingo Dam's inability to hold back Susquehanna River pollution? With respect to the effect of Susquehanna River pollutants, the bay foundation has taken an...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 2:54 PM
There's a new champion in Baltimore. Not a sports team, a tree. Tucked amid a clump of loblolly pines in Druid Hill Park stands Maryland's largest striped maple.
Acer pensylvanicum, as scientists know it, looks striking in winter, when its bare...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Just as they do every April, the fruit orchards at Larriland Farm have donned their spring finery.
The plum trees at the pick-your-own place in western Howard County sport brilliant white blossoms, while the peach trees are decked out in bright pink....
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The protective underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay have dropped to their lowest levels since 2006, according to the latest report from Maryland and Virginia scientists.
The scientists from the Chesapeake Bay Program, a regional partnership, view the...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland has agreed to pay a total of $2.2 million in penalties and fix long-standing pollution problems at the landfills in Southern Maryland and Montgomery County where it disposes of the ash from those...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Chesapeake Bay is showing increased resilience in the face of natural and man-made abuses, though it's still seriously impaired, according to the latest official report on the regional restoration effort.
The annual "Bay Barometer" released...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For 30 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program — a partnership including the six bay states, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies — has been measuring and assessing...