| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:29 PM
As hundreds of people prepare to participate in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim on Sunday, Anne Arundel County health officials have issued an advisory warning people of potentially dangerous levels of bacteria in the water because of storm runoff....
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Residents will see clear benefits from paying storm water fee
Most people probably wouldn't let their child bathe in a storm drain. Yet allowing him or her to swim or wade in many of the creeks and rivers of Carroll County after a heavy rainstorm is...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:35 AM
With the weekend upon us, there are events happening in the city aimed at enlisting residents in improving their neighborhoods while also cleaning up Baltimore harbor. Oh, and participants will be getting a little fresh-air exercise in the process....
| May 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
(An earlier version of this post included incorrect information about Maryland Gas & Electric, its pricing and whether it offers a "green" gas plan involving carbon offsets. The Sun regrets the errors.)
(Another in an occasional...
| May 18, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Today, May 19: USA Canoe/Kayak Whitewater Slalom Team Trials and Deep Creek Open, Adventure Sports Center International, Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County. Admission: free. Children's Adventure Series and Kids Day at The Races, 11 a.m.-2 p.m....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Chesapeake Bay is showing increased resilience in the face of natural and man-made abuses, though it's still seriously impaired, according to the latest official report on the regional restoration effort.
The annual "Bay Barometer" released...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Part data collectors, part tour guides — with a dash of personality for good measure — the 10 yellow navigational markers that make up the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System have been a hit with the public and weather forecasters since...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:25 AM
At a historic meeting in Baltimore recently, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the fisheries management body representing 15 states along the Eastern Seaboard, resolved to cap the harvest of menhaden at 20 percent less than the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:15 AM
The Chesapeake Bay's health appears to be slowly rebounding, but still has a long way to go to be considered fully recovered, according to the region's largest environmental group.
The Annapolis-based Chesapeake Bay Foundation rated the estuary's...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"Saving the Chesapeake Bay is a test; if we pass we get to keep the planet," wrote Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker, in the foreword to a book I wrote about 20 years ago for the foundation.
The bay, on the doorstep of the nation's capital,...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Restoring the Chesapeake Bay to better health, or at least slowing the pace of pollution into it, is neither easy nor inexpensive. Yet it's worth pursuing and ultimately is a smart investment, so important is the estuary's future to Maryland's economy and...
| Sep 28, 2012
Plant some trees
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and partner groups need volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 to plant 1,000 trees at the old Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills. The event is suitable for adults, families and community groups. Dress...