| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:25 AM
While the activity is take place in western Maryland, the subject of fracking was brought home to southwest Baltimore County residents Monday night.
David Vanko explained Maryland's approach to hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, during...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Acting Natural Resource Secretary Joseph P. Gill's confirmation as the department's permanent chief appears back on track. A Senate committee Monday approved Gill's nomination after he apologized for remarks that angered watermen and vowed to work on...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Five Queen Anne's County watermen have been charged with illegally taking 51 bushels of oysters from a protected area near the mouth of the Wicomico River in Tangier Sound, Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials said.
Acting on a tip,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:16 AM
In 2011, Governor Martin O'Malley issued an executive order giving the state departments of the environment and of natural resources a clear directive: Determine whether and how natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale in Maryland can be realized...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:15 AM
According to Dominion Power, the development of fracking has blessed us with new sources of natural gas available for extraction and sale to the highest global bidder. This latest effort being put forth to build a natural gas export facility at Cove Point...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed state budget is balanced in part with funds shifted from programs meant to buy parkland and protect farmland from development, according to highlights of the plan released by the governor's office.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Four Maryland men were charged with power dredging for oysters in a sanctuary on Tilghman Island, the state's Department of Natural Resources said Friday.
DNR police charged Bartlett Wade Murphy Jr., 39, Benjamin Murphy, 62, both of Tilghman Island, and...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The General Assembly should not approve any bills that allow wind turbines or solar panels on agricultural lands that are under restrictive easements purchased from farmers by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, MALPF ("Bills would...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:16 PM
Monday, Dec. 9: This is the last day the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will accept public input on the proposed creation of 10 new wildlands and the expansion of 17 existing wildlands. Wildlands are state-owned natural...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Picking up where their TreeKeepers classes left off, residents of Tuscany-Canterbury have begun a survey of the estimated 200 "street" trees in the leafy neighborhood.
"We want to be the first neighborhood (in the city) to do a complete, thorough...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The members of Harford County's Development Advisory Committee reviewed a preliminary plan Wednesday to create 21 residential lots on land in Forest Hill.
The lots would be part of a 150.42-acre parcel north of West Jarrettsville Road and west of...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The age-old board of the Harford Soil Conservation District has a new face.
Andrea "Andy" Rigdon, of Jarrettsville's Rigdon Farms, is the first female voting member to serve as a board supervisor since the district was established in 1944.