| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:22 AM
When the Sparrows Point steel mill closed, Deborah S. Barkley felt sorry for the laid-off workers — she didn't want that to happen. But she knew her life would get better.
For 20 years, she's lived less than a mile from the Baltimore County plant....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Chesapeake Bay is showing increased resilience in the face of natural and man-made abuses, though it's still seriously impaired, according to the latest official report on the regional restoration effort.
The annual "Bay Barometer" released...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Farmers and others upset over state-imposed restrictions on septic-based rural development staged a "tractorcade" Tuesday past the State House in Annapolis.
The protest comes on the day the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee is...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Oyster happy hours have been popping up lately. Corner BYOB in Hampden had a Saturday afternoon oyster party a few weeks ago. They called it a Shuck-n-Chat. Love that.
In January, Ten Ten in Harbor East started up Local Oyster Nights on Tuesday...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The concept behind the proposed Maryland Agriculture Certainty Program is sound. Farmers would voluntarily agree to meet relatively high standards for pollution runoff and hire third-party inspectors to verify the results. In return, they would be...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:24 PM
A bill moving through the General Assembly would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new state or local environmental regulations if the state Department of Agriculture deems they're doing their part to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
To get the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Although it has been more than 11 years since Memorial Stadium was demolished, much of the concrete that once made up the bygone home of the Orioles, Colts and Ravens continues to host a hotbed of activity nearly 18 miles southeast of its previous...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Federally funded efforts to curtail farm pollution of the Chesapeake Bay are falling short, and recent spending cuts by Congress cast doubt on the efforts' ultimate success, an environmental group said Monday.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Local governments are charged with enforcing state regulations limiting polluted runoff from new development, and the state is supposed to check on them.
Only state officials acknowledge they aren't doing it.
Environmental advocates say the lack of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Five of the six major announced candidates for governor in 2014 -- along with the running mate of the sixth -- told a group of environmentalists in Annapolis Tuesday that they are devoted to preserving the Chesapeake Bay but split on strategies for paying...