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  • Thickest ice in decades collecting on waterways, posing challenges for boaters

    Thickest ice in decades collecting on waterways, posing challenges for boaters
    Jeff Lill is a popular man lately, as captain of the J.C. Widener, one of the state's few ice breakers. After leaving its Annapolis harbor at 8:30 Wednesday morning, the Widener spent the day criss-crossing the waters off Anne Arundel County —...
  • Fast track is the wrong track for Maryland [Commentary]

    Fast track is the wrong track for Maryland [Commentary]
    With climate disruption increasingly affecting Maryland's priceless environmental treasures, it's time the federal government stopped bargaining with our natural resources and started protecting our future as it looks to import and export more resources...
  • DNR secretary's confirmation held up

    DNR secretary's confirmation held up
    The Senate delayed a vote Friday to confirm Gov. Martin O’Malley’s natural resources secretary after the head of the Maryland Watermen’s Association accused acting Secretary Joseph P. Gill of threatening his members’ livelihood....
  • Cuts in funding will hurt counties' preservation programs [Letter]

    Cuts in funding will hurt counties' preservation programs [Letter]
    After years of steady support for conservation, I am disheartened to hear that Gov. Martin O'Malley has decided to cut funds for land preservation programs in his proposed 2015 budget ("O'Malley shifts funds from land preservation," Jan. 16). As a...
  • Residents say proposed zoning changes would make it easier for developers in Harford

    Residents spoke Tueday night against a bill that would make a bundle of changes to Harford County's zoning code, saying it would encourage developers to build more. The bill would halve the amount of land required for exemption from forest conservation...
  • Appearance of snowy owls has bird-watchers flying high

    Appearance of snowy owls has bird-watchers flying high
    Peering into his tripod-mounted Swarovski scope, Hal Wierenga tries to explain why he's out in the cold along the Magothy River, searching for a big white bird that might never appear. "For those of us who do what we do, it's an event," he says, scanning...
  • Holiday season is time to crack down on oyster poaching in Chesapeake Bay

    Holiday season is time to crack down on oyster poaching in Chesapeake Bay
    The weeks leading to the holidays tend to be the most active for oyster poachers in the Chesapeake Bay, but the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and state police were hoping in recent days that new technology and harsher penalties would help...
  • Black bear season fails to reach quota

    Black bear season fails to reach quota
    Maryland's annual black bear hunt went into overtime Saturday, and some might look at the outcome as a moral victory for the hairy, soon-to-be hibernating creatures. For the first time since the hunt was revived in 2004 after a 51-year hiatus, hunters...
  • State, Charles County at odds over growth plan

    State, Charles County at odds over growth plan
    State officials are pressing Charles County to back off a disputed development plan they contend would degrade a vital Chesapeake Bay tributary and open up swaths of farmland to sprawling housing projects. The heads of 13 state agencies — who...
  • Outdoors notebook: Step into the new year with a first-day hike

    Outdoors notebook: Step into the new year with a first-day hike
    Looking to get the new year off on the right foot? Maryland state parks are offering 24 guided walks on New Year's Day as part of the third-annual national First Day Hike program presented by America's State Parks and the American Hiking Society....
  • Bay naturalist, writer John Page Williams honored

    Bay naturalist, writer John Page Williams  honored
    Ahoy! There's a new admiral on the Chesapeake Bay. John Page Williams, senior naturalist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, earned the honorific rank Tuesday night in Annapolis in recognition of his 40-year career teaching and writing about the bay....
  • Florida shells to help revive MD's oysters

    Florida shells to help revive MD's oysters
    Some long-gone oysters from prehistoric times are going to play a role in restoring the Chesapeake Bay's current crop of bivalves. Maryland has purchased 112,500 tons of fossilized oyster shells for $6.3 million from a quarry in the panhandle of Florida,...