| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:52 PM
An O'Malley administration plan to restrict the use of chicken manure as crop fertilizer could cost Eastern Shore farmers from $22 million to nearly $53 million over the next six years, depending on how quickly they have to comply, a new study says. And...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 2:06 PM
With Maryland's long campaign for governor now over, the unexpected election of Republican businessman Larry Hogan has given rise to an intense new campaign now just beginning: the jockeying among advocates and interest groups for attention, jobs and...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:12 PM
David Flores first spotted the red diamond placards — numbered to designate crude oil shipments — about two weeks ago on a long line of rail cars idling on a trestle over Interstate 695, near Hollins Ferry Road in Baltimore County.
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:41 PM
If spring is here, dead fish can't be far behind.
State officials are investigating a wide-ranging fish kill spotted Monday, stretching from Fells Point in Baltimore harbor out into the Chesapeake Bay. Authorities have yet to pinpoint a cause, though...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Worried by recent declines in the numbers of Maryland's state fish, Atlantic states fisheries regulators are weighing slashing the annual striped bass catch by up to one-third next year all along the East Coast and in the Chesapeake Bay.
The proposal, to...
| 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,...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Win $1,000 in outdoor animal video contest
Birds & Blooms and Country magazines are sponsoring an animal video contest with a $1,000 grand prize.
Videos must be 60 seconds or less and should feature outdoor animals such as birds, squirrels, pets,...
| 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....