| 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 30, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Stormwater is the only source of pollution to local waterways that is growing. There has been much talk lately of stormwater fees as a "rain tax." While catchy, the moniker really doesn't tell the story.
The story begins when those raindrops hit parking...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The Anne Arundel County Council voted Wednesday to override County Executive Laura Neuman's veto of fees to pay for stormwater pollution projects, but council members then offered changes that could address some of her concerns.
It was not clear...
| May 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Many thanks go to Alison Prost of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for her explanation of the stormwater fee ("Beyond 'rain tax' rhetoric," May 1).
I would like to add a little historical background. When Europeans first visited the Chesapeake Bay, it...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:28 PM
A recent Aegis editorial about the health of the Chesapeake Bay ("Stormwater fee set low in Harford the best of a bad situation," April 23) is [off base]. Certainly the job of restoring the Bay is far from finished, but the Aegis is incorrect in...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Maryland moved Monday to reduce the commercial harvest of female blue crabs in the aftermath of a survey finding that the Chesapeake Bay's crab population hit a five-year low last winter.
The Department of Natural Resources announced that it was...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
(An earlier version of this post included incorrect information about Maryland Gas & Electric, its pricing and whether it offers a "green" gas plan involving carbon offsets. The Sun regrets the errors.)
(Another in an occasional...
| May 18, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Today, May 19: USA Canoe/Kayak Whitewater Slalom Team Trials and Deep Creek Open, Adventure Sports Center International, Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County. Admission: free. Children's Adventure Series and Kids Day at The Races, 11 a.m.-2 p.m....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:48 AM
October is a great month for outdoor sports in Maryland, a time when the crisp air and fall foliage make running or cycling especially enjoyable. Nonprofits have recognized the appeal of this season and created many events that give athletes a chance to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Farming and building groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling recently that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's "pollution diet" for the Chesapeake Bay.
Lawyers for the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:05 AM
As a young girl, Jean Brinton Jaecks would sit around her family's dinner table in Severn and listen to her parents talk about nature, light and color.
Her mother, Mary, was a painter; her father, Earl, created wood sculptures as a break from his job as...