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  • Cyclists riding through six bay watershed states

    A pair of Chesapeake Bay Foundation employees left Annapolis Saturday morning on a 1,300-mile journey through the six states in the bay's watershed — by bicycle. John Rodenhausen and Beth McGee will attempt to ride through the 64,000-square-mile...
  • Study urges greater protection of Chesapeake Bay's female crabs

    A new scientific study finds that though the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is basically healthy, it has yet to recover enough from trouble a few years ago to be considered completely stable. What that means for watermen, the seafood industry...
  • In Annapolis, green agenda a "heavy lift"

    In Annapolis, green agenda a "heavy lift"
    Environmental activists rallied in Annapolis yesterday evening, as their leaders described this year's General Assembly session as a make-or-break one for restoring the Chesapeake Bay and fighting climate change. Senate President Thomas V. "Mike"...
  • Catonsville grade school students spend day on Chesapeake Bay

    On behalf of the parents of seventh-graders at St. Mark School, I want to thank science teacher Sandy Ward for securing a grant enabling our students to experience an incredible day of learning on the Chesapeake Bay. Our students participated in an on-...
  • State fertilizer rules moving ahead over objections

    State officials are plowing ahead with new rules on how and when farmers can fertilize their fields, despite last-minute objections from environmentalists that the proposed limits have been weakened in an apparent bid to mollify agricultural interests....
  • Obama budget cuts would hit Maryland

    Obama budget cuts would hit Maryland
    Labor unions that represent government workers — and some Maryland Democrats — criticized the budget President Barack Obama unveiled Monday for cutting $27 billion in federal employee pensions while offering what they called a modest, half-...
  • Fears for "tiers:" O'Malley septic bill worries greens

    Gov. Martin O'Malley appealed to lawmakers Tuesday to adopt his "moderate" and "reasonable" proposal to curb development on septic systems, warning that unless sprawl is reined in the state's "Christmas future" would include loss of farmland and forests...
  • The biggest problem for the bay: animal waste

    The biggest problem for the bay: animal waste
    Millions of tons of one of theChesapeake Bay'slargest sources of pollution continue to be dumped onto farm lands without proper regulation. Farm animals produce 44 million tons of manure annually in the bay watershed, and most of it is collected and...
  • Baltimore area residents get stuck if flush tax fails

    Residents of Baltimore City and some suburban counties should know they could well see their sewer rates increase significantly in order to pay for the upgrade of the giant Back River sewage plant if the state legislature doesn't approve the proposed...
  • New Zealand yacht racer turning childhood passion into a career

    New Zealand yacht racer turning childhood passion into a career
    Robert Tomkies raced yachts in his native New Zealand, with a reputation respectable enough to be hired to work for a fellow named Ted Turner. But as Tomkies' dreams grew, so did his family, until he figured that he had to do something else to take care...
  • Group: EPA went easy on Maryland bay cleanup plan

    Group:  EPA went easy on Maryland bay cleanup plan
    Talk about grading the graders. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation took issue Monday with the Environmental Protection Agency's rating of the bay pollution cleanup plan drawn up by Maryland officials. The Annapolis-based environmental group agreed with the...
  • Chicken without a side of arsenic

    Maryland farmers produce no crop more valuable than chickens. The state ranks eighth nationally, and the 1.4 billion pounds of broilers grown each year are valued at more than $600 million, or roughly 40 percent of all the state's crops added together....