| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:30 AM
I received a few emails asking for more information about the rules and regulations for whale-watching that I mentioned in my column last week. Additionally, some readers were wondering how to report someone who may be harassing a whale, whether a...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:20 PM
DAVENPORT, Calif. — By now, water would typically be ripping down Scott Creek, and months ago it should have burst through a berm of sand to provide fish passage between freshwater and the ocean.
Instead, young coho salmon from this redwood and...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The National Marine Fisheries Service violated federal law when it authorized the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off Hawaii and California through 2018, an environmental group said in a lawsuit filed Monday.
The agency's own analysis had...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:57 AM
It's no secret that the health of the Chesapeake Bay has been in peril for decades, but ocean acidification poses what may be the greatest threat to the oyster population of the bay. Sadly, for most people this will go unnoticed. It's not like the obvious...
| May 31, 2014
| 2:02 AM
Saturday, June 7: On National Trails Day, Parks & People will celebrate its 30th anniversary by cleaning and beautifying the Gwynns Falls Trail. Volunteers will clean the stream and improve riparian buffers with native plants in...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The former Baltimore journalist Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a fashionista who doubtless looks pulled-together even when she's sick in bed, a woman with a taste for Narciso Rodriguez gowns and Manolo Blahnik shoes.
She also delights in fine food and wine...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:20 PM
When Severn resident Joan M.E. Gaither was born nearly 70 years ago, the word "negro" was printed on her birth certificate.
Gaither, an artist and retired educator, says she has channeled the hurt and humiliation she has endured from racism over the...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:51 AM
With its many waterways, Hampton Roads is a dream for fishing enthusiasts. Fishing can be done from piers, shorelines and by boat, with plenty of saltwater and freshwater options.
It is important to know the licensing rules and fishing regulations...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Last week, I noticed Brian Blair, captain of the 45-foot Ultra Pacific, offloading his catch at the commercial sea wall between the Bluewater Grill and the Cannery restaurant. When I asked to speak to the skipper, Blair quickly introduced himself.
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Navy's five year-plan to use sonar in training exercises off Southern California and Hawaii was approved Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
But several environmental groups, represented by San Francisco-based Earthjustice...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 12:29 PM
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Congress left more than a million families a "lump of coal in their stocking" when it failed to address expiring unemployment benefits, and he joined a chorus of Democrats calling on lawmakers to approve a...