| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Part data collectors, part tour guides — with a dash of personality for good measure — the 10 yellow navigational markers that make up the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System have been a hit with the public and weather forecasters since...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:25 AM
At a historic meeting in Baltimore recently, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the fisheries management body representing 15 states along the Eastern Seaboard, resolved to cap the harvest of menhaden at 20 percent less than the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:15 AM
The Chesapeake Bay's health appears to be slowly rebounding, but still has a long way to go to be considered fully recovered, according to the region's largest environmental group.
The Annapolis-based Chesapeake Bay Foundation rated the estuary's...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"Saving the Chesapeake Bay is a test; if we pass we get to keep the planet," wrote Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker, in the foreword to a book I wrote about 20 years ago for the foundation.
The bay, on the doorstep of the nation's capital,...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Restoring the Chesapeake Bay to better health, or at least slowing the pace of pollution into it, is neither easy nor inexpensive. Yet it's worth pursuing and ultimately is a smart investment, so important is the estuary's future to Maryland's economy and...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:52 PM
In a move hailed by conservationists, East Coast regulators ordered Friday a 20 percent reduction in the commercial catch of Atlantic menhaden, despite warnings that the cutback would cost some fishermen their jobs and may affect crabbers in the...
| May 4, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Sunday, May 5: The largest sailboat racing tour in the country, the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta series, concludes its weekend stay at the Annapolis Yacht Club. Sailors will compete on the Chesapeake Bay from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley picked an Annapolis veteran Thursday to oversee the waning years of his administration, appointing as chief of staff a man who has worked under four governors and earned respect in the environmental community for his candor....
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:17 PM
With a new survey finding the Chesapeake Bay's crab population at its lowest level in five years after a poor spawn last year, Maryland officials announced Friday they would move to tighten catch limits on the region's iconic crustacean.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's recently released 2012 State of the Bay Report tells us the health of the Chesapeake Bay has improved 14 percent since 2008. But that doesn't tell the whole story.
Throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, we hear...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Amid complaints over what critics dismiss as a "rain tax," some powerful lawmakers in Annapolis are mounting a last-minute attempt Monday to delay state-mandated storm-water fees that Baltimore city and Maryland's nine largest counties are about to assess...