| 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 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....
| 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 --...
| Oct 10, 2014
More than three decades ago, 22-year-old Annapolis native Andy Teeling climbed aboard his 16-foot dory and embarked on an ambitious journey to circumnavigate the 450-mile coastline of the Delmarva Peninsula in a rowboat.
After two months of rowing...
| Oct 10, 2014
Sunday, Oct. 12
Boat show The annual U.S. Sailboat Show will be held 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday at the Annapolis City Dock. Now in its 45th year, the nation's oldest and largest in-water sailboat show attracts more than 50,000 boating enthusiasts...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Several environmental groups will be cleaning up parts of Baltimore Saturday to drum up support for a city bill that would add a surcharge for using disposable plastic bags.
The groups — who argue that disposable plastic bags make up a significant...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:38 PM
The forecast for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer finally bore out last month — at least for the upper bay.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported the eighth largest dead zone on record for early August, a 1.32-...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:43 PM
GLOUCESTER – For Peasley Middle School science teacher Sherry Rollins, preparing for a new school year is a labor of love.
In addition to lesson plans and textbooks, Rollins' classroom prep includes hauling gallons of water, bringing in a...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Hopes for redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County — and the promise of new jobs — took two giant strides forward Thursday as the land was sold to a new owner who also reached agreement with state and federal...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Environmentalists will team up Saturday to build support for a 5-cent plastic bag fee in Baltimore by handing out reusable bags and taking part in a citywide cleanup effort.
Blue Water Baltimore, Waterfront Partnership, Chesapeake Bay Foundation,...
| 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,...