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As large-scale poultry farmers are required to do, Alan Hudson of Berlin filed a plan last year with Maryland environmental regulators spelling out how he intended to prevent manure from his flocks from fouling the Chesapeake Bay. Hudson had hired a...
Many people see Thanksgiving leftovers as too much of a good thing and toss them out. Vinnie Bevivino wants those uneaten castoffs and more — he sees a chance to make some green with them while going green. Bevivino, 31, is the owner of...
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis, RD, CNSD, CSP, weighs in on organic food. Should you choose the organic strawberries versus conventional ones? Both are bright and...
When the subject of government regulation comes up in political discussions, it generally takes one of two forms. Either a particular regulation is pointless, cumbersome and expensive to comply with so it is an example of why government regulations are...
Is it too late to put fertilizer on my lawn? All fertilizing must be done before November 15th by law. Tall fescue, a cool season grass most appropriate for Maryland, grows rapidly in the fall. Fertilizing at that time encourages good root growth,...
Tags: Chemical Industry
Construction equipment is in place at 2425 Whiteford Road in Whiteford and it appears the long-awaited clean up of arsenic-contaminated soil from a 26-acre parcel at that address is poised to begin any day, according to the Maryland Department of...
I got a nice award recently — for environmental leadership, the inscription read — really, for just doing work I was paid for and that I often confused with fun. I've always been a little uncomfortable with awards. I got in trouble as...
The fish kills that have plagued Baltimore's Inner Harbor and nearby creeks over the past two weeks may have eased with the dip in temperatures, but scientists caution that's not the last we've seen of potentially toxic and even deadly algae blooms in...
How early in fall can I plant grass seed? I hear fall is the best season. The ideal planting window for cool-season fescue begins, surprisingly, in mid-August. Temperatures begin to temper then, yet the soil is warm and fosters quick germination of the...
Tags: Conservation, Chemical Industry, Ecosystems
A dispute that started three years ago when environmentalists accused an Eastern Shore chicken farm and one of the nation's largest poultry companies of polluting a stream that ultimately flows to the Chesapeake Bay comes to a head Tuesday in a...
A political truism in Maryland is that everyone is in favor of cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. Anyone who has lived in the Free State for more than a few years has at least a passing familiarity with stories of the Chesapeake's seemingly limitless bounty...
Tags: Waste, Seafood, Sailing, Chemical Industry, Harford County
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