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  • Chesapeake Bay pollution diet survives legal challenge

    Chesapeake Bay pollution diet survives legal challenge
    A federal judge on Friday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's right to impose a pollution "diet" for the Chesapeake Bay, rejecting a legal challenge to the restoration effort from farmers' and builders' groups. U.S. District Judge Sylvia H....
  • Time to plant cool-season crops

    Time to plant cool-season crops
    August might not seem like the perfect time to be sowing seed, but for some plants the timing is perfect. Just this week, I sowed seed for some of my favorite fall vegetable crops as well as for a few spring blooming biannual flowers. Cool season crops...
  • Nitrate pollution continues for decades after fertilizer use

    Nitrate pollution continues for decades after fertilizer use
    Nitrates from agricultural fertilizer could continue to leach into groundwater for at least 80 years after initial use, according to researchers who conducted a long-term study of nitrogen uptake. Using isotope tracers, scientists followed the fate of...
  • Nutrient pollution threatens national park ecosystems, study says

    Nutrient pollution threatens national park ecosystems, study says
    National parks from the Sierra Nevada to the Great Smoky Mountains are increasingly being fertilized by unwanted nutrients drifting through the air from agricultural operations, putting some of the country’s most treasured natural landscapes at risk...
  • Fallen leaves don't need to be in pieces to use as mulch

    Fallen leaves don't need to be in pieces to use as mulch
    Do I have to cut up fallen leaves with a mower before I use them as mulch? I don't have a mulching mower. No, you don't. In fact, many beneficial insects overwinter in leaf litter. You'll notice that no one chops up the fallen leaves in a woods, yet the...
  • 'Rain tax' repeal dies, as bay languishes [Editorial]

    Harford County Executive David Craig's ill-fated plan to repeal the so-called "rain tax" has been revealed for the campaign ploy that it was, but the problems with the law requiring the levy still need to be addressed. Enacted by the Maryland General...
  • New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]

    New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]
    Before The Sun and its readers start hyperventilating about the Maryland Department of Agriculture's decision to delay (not abandon) the proposed Phosphorous Management Tool regulation, it is important to share some insights into this common-sense...
  • Pollution controls needed to save the bay [Commentary]

    Pollution controls needed to save the bay [Commentary]
    Thirty years ago, the governors in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania; the mayor of D.C.; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator signed the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, solemnly pledging to stem the flow of pollutants and bring the...
  • Letters: Zimmerman, water quality, and government

    Help Zimmerman cope The continuing news about George Zimmerman and his run-ins with the law give me pause. When a person is charged with a crime and found not guilty — but remains a target of attention — steps should be taken to help that...
  • Don't use fertilizer as de-icer

    Don't use fertilizer as de-icer
    Since I can't use fertilizer as a de-icer now that Maryland has a new lawn fertilizer law, what should I use instead that won't damage my plants? I'm on a fixed income. We've never recommended fertilizer as de-icer. Commercial de-icers can cause some...
  • GOP's Craig calls for environmental rollback

    GOP's Craig calls for environmental rollback
    Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a leading Republican candidate for governor, called Tuesday for a sweeping rollback of Maryland's environmental laws, saying measures passed by the state's leaders have failed to clean up the Chesapeake Bay....