| Sep 9, 2011
| 5:05 PM
Former farmland near the heart of Columbia would become a children's garden and "early childhood education nature center" if a citizens group is successful in persuading Howard County officials to carry out the project.
The land is part of a 300-acre...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 1:30 PM
Ryleigh's Oyster in Federal Hill has released details of its annual OysterFest celebration.
The kickoff event is the Oct. 6 Oyster Ball, a benefit for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
The weekend festival begins in...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:35 AM
Emails and press releases on fall dining events have been falling into my email inbox like the fruits of the female gingko tree. Here are some recent rakings.
NEW: The 28th Maryland Wine Festival is on Sept. 17-18 at the Carroll County Farm Museum. The...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:27 AM
The Chesapeake Bay looks like a dirty bathtub, its waters turned brown with mud and awash in pollution and floating debris, including uprooted trees, propane tanks, even a battered dining-room chair.
Braving boat-damaging hazards, scientists are swarming...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:11 PM
A new report says the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort is handicapped by the failure so far of the federal government and bay watershed states to agree on common goals for reviving the troubled estuary.
The Government Accountability Office, a...
| May 20, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Life, indeed, goes on. Maybe not the way you planned it. Or the way you wished it would go. Or even with you along for the ride.
Susan Slattery had no way of knowing last summer that the project she planned for the freshman class at Stevenson...
| 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...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:30 AM
The Chesapeake Bay region's fledgling pollution "trading" programs are getting an infusion of federal funds aimed at encouraging farmers to participate.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it's awarding five grants totaling $2.6 $2....
| Sep 9, 2012
| 1:16 PM
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's season-opening concerts will be held at 8 p.m. Sept. 28-29 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The orchestra will be accompanied by British pianist Michael Roll for...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Good news about the Chesapeake Bay used to be as scant as oyster harvests. But in the past few years, headlines have brightened. The six bay states andWashington, D.C., all agreed to implement a blueprint for cleaning up the bay and its tributaries. The...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:30 AM
A Delaware bankruptcy judge has allowed environmental groups to appeal RG Steel's plan to limit its investigation of potential toxic contamination in the waters surrounding Sparrows Point.
While bankruptcy filings normally put all litigation on hold, U....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Executive Director Alison Prost mentioedn some good ideas in her recent op-ed, but what's more important is what she didn't say ("New pollution regulations aren't enough for the Chesapeake Bay," July 15).
She didn't mention, for...