| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:09 PM
America's tiniest turtle is getting a helping hand from Uncle Sam.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week it is giving the Maryland Department of Natural Resources $153,321 to protect the bog turtle, which at just three to four inches...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:22 PM
For six straight hours for four straight afternoons during one of the largest ship-hosting events in Baltimore history, all water traffic within a large rectangle in the middle of the harbor is being completely restricted by a cadre of law enforcement...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:16 AM
On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Corbett announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had given Pennsylvania a $675,000 grant to help protect bats and management forests.
The announcement came a day after two Republican members of the U.S. House Committee on...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:12 PM
California is finally about to join the rest of the West in regulating groundwater supplies. But the package of bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature is not an instant fix for the state's shrinking, over-pumped aquifers.
It could be decades,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:15 AM
The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake program is seeking photos of a named Lake County body of water for its 2015 Adopt-a-Lake calendar.
A panel of volunteers will rate the shots and pick the semifinalists; and then the public can vote online for their...
| Sep 9, 2014
HARRISBURG — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is debating whether to list the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species because a fungal disease has wiped out 99 percent of the colonies that hibernate in one spot.
And Republican members...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
As the City Council considered implementing new drought measures this week, one member threw out a suggestion: a moratorium on the construction of new swimming pools.
The council has the power to create such a moratorium, but the idea quickly died on the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:16 AM
In the middle of the North Stonington woods are a number of large upright field stones surrounded by several stout cedar posts faded like summer driftwood. A huge pine and clumps of mountain laurel grow in the middle of the parcel, which has been...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Afghanistan is teetering on the edge. A little-known bill just passed the upper house of its parliament that could help counter threats to the country's stability and future development, but only if the U.S. government works with Afghanistan to ensure...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has imposed new rules and regulations on water jet pack businesses in Ocean City to keep thrill-seekers safe.
The jet packs — which propel pressurized streams of water to lift riders up to 30 feet above...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said.
The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday....