| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:20 AM
BATTERY PARK — Steve Carter finished unloading a dozen bushels of oysters from his battered fishing boat when he paused to look at the Pagan River.
“All out here,” he said gesturing toward a nearby inlet, “it’s loaded with...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:22 AM
The number of polluted waterways in Virginia grew Monday with the release of the state’s 2012 water quality report.
The state Department of Environmental Quality added about 840 miles of rivers and streams, 100 acres of lakes and two square miles...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Two Washington-based environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to block pollution trading in the Chesapeake Bay, contending the market-based cleanup program violates the federal Clean Water Act and will undermine rather than help efforts to restore the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:05 PM
— In a challenge to the Obama administration's efforts to jump-start the lagging restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, lawyers for farmers and homebuilders argued in federal court here Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:05 AM
We're in oyster festival season, and Ryleigh's OysterFest is up next. The two-day block party takes place Saturday and Sunday on Cross Street in Federal Hill.
The Saturday block party, from noon-11 p.m., also features $1 oysters, fresh-squeezed crushes...
| Oct 12, 2012
Plant some trees
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and partner groups need volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 to plant 1,000 trees at the old Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills. The event is suitable for adults, families and community groups. Dress...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Regarding your article about a proposed floating wetland in the Inner Harbor, there shouldn't be much debate needed because the positive attributes of such a project far outweigh the negatives ("Largest Inner Harbor marsh project yet is stirring debate,"...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:47 PM
The number of young striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay fell to a record low this year, a drastic decline from a near-record high the year before, state officials reported Tuesday.
State biologists checking Maryland's part of the bay found the fewest...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Record-high water temperatures and a March sewage leak are contributing to a large algae bloom in the Baltimore harbor, bringing what is known as a "mahogany tide" of reddish-brown algae to the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.
The bloom is somewhat...
| May 2, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Environmental groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that the owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill need only do a limited search for offshore pollution from the plant.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its legal partners, including the...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Steep projected costs for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay could be trimmed by billions of dollars, a new study suggests, by allowing polluters to buy "credits" for less-expensive reductions made by others.
The study, presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Could pollution "trading" really shave billions of dollars from the costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay? Or would the long-running cleanup effort suffer at the hands of those looking to make a buck on it?
A study presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...