| Dec 3, 2011
| 12:06 AM
Shawn Kimbro will speak to the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland's newly revived Annapolis chapter Tuesday at the Boatyard Bar & Grill.
He'll be discussing cold-water jigging as well as Careful Catch Maryland, a program started collectively by...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 5:19 AM
In what some see as a critical test of a recent Smart Growth law, environmental groups and some property owners have filed suit to overturn the recent decision by Queen Anne's County's commissioners to zone 525 acres of Eastern Shore farmland for...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 5:38 PM
While others found much to criticize about this year's General Assembly, environmental activists hailed it Tuesday as the most significant in decades for advancing long-running efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
In a year when lawmakers balked at...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Maryland's counties and cities say they will need to spend billions of dollars to take the extra steps needed to restore the Chesapeake Bay to health by 2020, the deadline the state gave them for action.
In cash-strapped Baltimore, for example, officials...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Environmental groups are calling on Maryland officials to tighten new limits on farmers' use of animal manure and sewage sludge for fertilizer, saying rules recently proposed by the state don't go far enough.
A coalition of 20 green groups says the...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 6:10 PM
The multistate effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay is on track to meet its latest timetable for cleaning up the ailing estuary, even though states failed to achieve all the short-term pollution reduction goals they set for themselves three years ago,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Maryland's highest court on Friday ruled that the Dobbins Island beach is not a public playground, overturning a lower court's decision that allowed unfettered access to all sandy areas along the shore, even those that are privately owned.
| Jan 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
We've been slurping Chesapeake oysters, my Chesapeake Bay Foundation buddy Don Baugh and I, for more than 100 years between us.
And while we've known the bay in better times, we never had better oysters from it than the dozens we downed — chilled...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:56 PM
With the Chesapeake Bay cleanup at a critical juncture, Gov. Martin O'Malley is calling on Marylanders to double down on their contribution to the effort, proposing to raise the "flush fee" every household pays from $2.50 to $5 a month, on average....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:38 AM
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"...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 4:07 PM
A big fight is brewing over a little fish — a fish that no one wants to eat but that many regard as the most important in the sea.
Catch restrictions loom on menhaden, which is too unsavory to grace a dinner plate but much sought by commercial...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 9:43 AM
Spend our money more wisely.
I think that's what the average person wants from government. We're not extremists. We don't want government spending indiscriminately on programs that don't work, nor do we want government indiscriminately slashing...