| May 18, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Farm subsidies could finally be on the chopping block.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently acknowledged that corn and ethanol "subsidies need to be phased out" over time. And on a swing through Iowa, Mr. Vilsack suggested that the Obama...
| May 20, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Life, indeed, goes on. Maybe not the way you planned it. Or the way you wished it would go. Or even with you along for the ride.
Susan Slattery had no way of knowing last summer that the project she planned for the freshman class at Stevenson...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 9:55 AM
This is a story about a problem that we can solve — with a bit of help from Congress.
Fifteen years ago, there was no such thing as clean diesel. City transit riders held their breath when the bus pulled away from the curb, and parents worried...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 11:37 AM
A proposal scheduled to come before the Anne Arundel County Council on Monday would create a property tax surcharge to help reduce storm-water runoff into the Chesapeake Bay.
measure would permit a $35 annual fee on residential property tax bills and $25...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 12:06 AM
Shawn Kimbro will speak to the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland's newly revived Annapolis chapter Tuesday at the Boatyard Bar & Grill.
He'll be discussing cold-water jigging as well as Careful Catch Maryland, a program started collectively by...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 5:19 AM
In what some see as a critical test of a recent Smart Growth law, environmental groups and some property owners have filed suit to overturn the recent decision by Queen Anne's County's commissioners to zone 525 acres of Eastern Shore farmland for...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:12 AM
Want to be a steward of the Chesapeake Bay?
The Hampton Roads-based office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is accepting applications for an eight-week adult education course called VoiCeS — an acronym for Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards.
| Dec 12, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Maryland's counties and cities say they will need to spend billions of dollars to take the extra steps needed to restore the Chesapeake Bay to health by 2020, the deadline the state gave them for action.
In cash-strapped Baltimore, for example, officials...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:35 AM
The Yorktown Power Station and Chesapeake Energy Center, the two largest coal-fired power plants in Hampton Roads, burn on average 6,700 tons of coal every day.
The plants, which date to the 1950s, create enough electricity for 260,000 households. Yet...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:52 PM
A national home builders' group has gone to court to block the Environmental Protection Agency's plan for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
The lawsuit filed Monday by the National Association of Home Builders in U.S. District Court in Scranton, Pa.,...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 7:51 PM
There aren't many people who think that nibbling away at one of the largest underwater pile of oyster shells left in the Chesapeake Bay is a good idea right now.
Not upper bay recreational anglers, who love how Man-O-War shoal acts as a magnet for...