| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:29 AM
As we have chided Gov. Martin O'Malley more than once on this page for dragging his feet on regulations intended to reduce the amount of polluting phosphorus pouring into the Chesapeake Bay from farms, it's only fair to herald his decision to move forward...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Capping more than three years of study, the O'Malley administration declared Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas can be done safely in Western Maryland, but only after regulations are tightened to reduce air and water pollution and protect...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Are you the type of person who gazes out onto the Chesapeake Bay in awe or sees a butterfly and wonders what species it is?
Do you keep a copy of the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds on your coffee table? Or maybe you like...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Reducing impact on bay
The lower Chesapeake Bay has indeed been fortunate in dodging oxygen-starved dead zones this summer ("Virginia's lower bay dodges the record dead zone of the upper bay," Sept. 4). However, Hampton Roads has seen its share of dirty,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:42 PM
What's a restored Chesapeake Bay worth to Virginia? Nearly $50 billion a year.
That's the dollar value the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) came up with in a new report that for the first time takes a look at the economic benefits of a healthy watershed....
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Two recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria — one contracted by a man boating on the Chesapeake Bay — don't signal an uptick of the pathogen in local waters, experts say.
But the cases are a reminder of what the aggressive vibrio vulnificus...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Today, you meet the nice native yellow crownbeard and the not-so-nice non-native Japanese stilt grass.
You also meet the beneficial soldier beetle.
Information on these species is courtesy of Helen Hamilton, author of "Wildflowers and Grasses of...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is hosting a three-day workshop next week for volunteers to construct concrete reef balls used in the Chesapeake Bay oyster reef restoriation project.
The assembly session is set for Oct. 28, 29, and 30 at the foundation&...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is seeking volunteers to help make concrete reef balls used in Chesapeake Bay oyster reef restoration projects.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and are needed Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 28-30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:15 AM
From the time I graduated from college and returned to the farm, I have been dealing with government regulations, environmental extremists and animal rights activists.
Over the years I have seen farmers (myself included) negotiate and give in little...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 9:30 AM
One of the world’s most diverse and intriguing foods, the oyster is heavily influenced in its development and flavor by where it is grown. As the location of a vineyard can change the taste and texture of a grape -- a concept known as terroir --...