| 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...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Look who's smiling now?
Even as the Maryland General Assembly was heading toward a budgetary train wreck last week, there was one unlikely group that had trouble believing its good fortune coming out of the 90-day session — the state's...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Rebounding from near-collapse four years ago, the Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs are more plentiful than they've been in nearly two decades, with a record crop of young, Maryland officials announced Thursday.
The annual winter survey of Maryland and...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 11:44 PM
April 23. The monthly meeting of the Perry Hall Chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportsfishermen's Association will be 7:30 p.m. at Surf City Bar and Grill, 9654 Belair Road, Perry Hall. Visitors welcome. For details call Lee Haile at 410-828-...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other environmental groups have urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the federal government's plan for reducing pollution fouling the estuary.
The lawsuit filed in 2011 by the American Farm...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 7:34 PM
The O'Malley administration is proposing a regulation that in most of the state would require builders of new homes using septic systems to install more costly models that reduce water pollution.
The Maryland Department of the Environment acknowledges...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Record-high water temperatures and a March sewage leak are contributing to a large algae bloom in the Baltimore harbor, bringing what is known as a "mahogany tide" of reddish-brown algae to the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.
The bloom is somewhat...
| May 2, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Environmental groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that the owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill need only do a limited search for offshore pollution from the plant.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its legal partners, including the...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Steep projected costs for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay could be trimmed by billions of dollars, a new study suggests, by allowing polluters to buy "credits" for less-expensive reductions made by others.
The study, presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Could pollution "trading" really shave billions of dollars from the costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay? Or would the long-running cleanup effort suffer at the hands of those looking to make a buck on it?
A study presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
| 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.
| May 9, 2012
| 12:30 PM
New farm regulations being aired this week by Maryland officials would ease first-ever limits on how, when and where the state's farmers can spread animal manure and sewage sludge on their fields.
The "nutrient management" rules, which were posted online...