| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:30 PM
One of the largest urban woodland parks in the eastern United States appears destined to get less wooded. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. aims to cut a swath up to two miles long through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in West Baltimore to replace an aging...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:15 PM
There's a reason people want to own or visit properties that back up to open spaces: Nature enhances lives.
And that's why protecting and preserving the Patapsco Valley "is really all about quality of life," says John Slater, president of Patapsco...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Large swaths of open space along highways across the state have gone from green to brown recently, and, State Highway Administration officials say, it's all to help out the environment.
After years of unchecked vegetative growth under a tight...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Some very big cats may have been roaming the neighborhoods around Abingdon Elementary School in the middle of the night Tuesday into early Wednesday morning, according to a report made to Harford County's 911 Center.
Someone called 911 at 12:54 a.m....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The call for the wild is being heard again across Maryland — though not everyone welcomes it.
More than a decade after the last addition to the state's network of wildlands, Department of Natural Resources officials have proposed a major expansion...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
To win a seat on the Annapolis city council, candidates say they've relied on tried-and-true shoe-leather politics.
Eight men running for four seats have been spending days knocking on doors, trying to reach the estimated 8,000 voters who will cast...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Large-scale plans for hydraulic fracturing and natural gas export in Maryland have recently been set in motion. From my vantage point as a scientist, let me point to clear dangers in hydrofracking.
A physical process occurs that is overlooked by methane...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Blair Wheeler had fished only a few times in her life when she decided to rent a charter boat off Tracys Landing near Deale in late July to celebrate the respective birthdays of her husband and brother. It was the first time Wheeler had gone fishing on...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Pasadena resident Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton of Easton stand on a wooden overlook at the edge of a shallow pond at Wooten's Landing Park in the Harwood area of southern Anne Arundel.
It's silent, except for animals. On a whim, Brighton asks Hubick...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A Tilghman Island commercial fisherman has been charged with witness tampering and intimidation in a federal investigation into alleged poaching of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Michael D. Hayden, Jr., 41,was...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:28 PM
As police investigated allegations that a Maryland fisherman was poaching rockfish, he was threatening witnesses in the hope the trouble would go away, federal authorities allege in charges unsealed Wednesday.
The case against the fisherman, Michael D....