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Conservation

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Top Conservation Articles

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  • Climate change demands action [Editorial]

    Climate change demands action  [Editorial]
    The latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change are not as bad as some may have expected. Not that climate change isn't worsening — it is. The window to do something about it is still closing, and the potential impact on...
  • Mark D. Metzger, worked with young offenders

    Mark D. Metzger, worked with young offenders
    Mark D. Metzger, who was director of youth initiatives for the Baltimore County Police Department for more than 30 years and was recognized for his work with juvenile delinquents and their families, died April 9 of lung cancer at his Stoney Beach home...
  • Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

    Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]
    Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the...
  • Eat less chicken [Commentary]

    Eat less chicken [Commentary]
    The next time you stroll through your supermarket, take a breather by the poultry. Pick up a chicken and place the package in your cart. Next, walk over to the beverage aisle and put nine gallon-sized jugs of water next to the unfortunate bird. Finally,...
  • The Keystone delay [Editorial]

    The Keystone delay  [Editorial]
    Last week's announcement by the U.S. State Department that a decision over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will be delayed pending a legal challenge in Nebraska was a prudent step that was also politically convenient for President Barack Obama...
  • The worst form of government [Editorial]

    The worst form of government [Editorial]
    Winston Churchill is credited with many wry quips, including the observation that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried. No doubt, the sentiment relates to the reality that representative governments,...
  • Two people rescued near Conowingo Dam on Memorial Day

    Water rescue teams pulled two people out of the Susquehanna River near Conowingo Dam after reports of a missing kayaker early afternoon on Memorial Day. Rescue personnel and watercraft were staged along the river south of the dam near the Rock Run Road...
  • Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced

    Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced
    The Obama administration announced Tuesday that farmers in the Chesapeake Bay region can vie for a share of $400 million available nationwide for reducing erosion and polluted runoff from fields and feedlots. Robert Bonnie, undersecretary for natural...
  • Hundreds of trees planted at Harford's Arbor Day observance

    Hundreds of trees planted at Harford's Arbor Day observance
    Harford County celebrated Arbor Day 2014 on Good Friday, as volunteers of all ages gathered at the Chapel Road Sports Complex in Havre de Grace to plant hundreds of seedlings and young trees. Though skies were partly cloudy and temperatures...
  • Jon Cardin missed nearly 75% of committee votes in Annapolis

    Jon Cardin missed nearly 75% of committee votes in Annapolis
    Del. Jon S. Cardin, the front-runner to become Maryland's next attorney general, calls himself an active legislator who believes "nothing is more sacred to democracy than the right to vote." But when it came time to cast votes in the House Ways and...
  • Bay crab population decreases

    Bay crab population decreases
    The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population remains in a serious slump for the second straight year, with the number of females dropping to a dangerously low level, officials announced Thursday. Severe winter weather, not overfishing, is largely to blame,...
  • Chef education tours resume on Chesapeake Bay

    Chef education tours resume on Chesapeake Bay
    The Maryland Seafood Marketing Program, an effort of the state's Department of Natural Resources, has started up its fourth season of chef education tours.  The tours offer culinary professionals an opportunity to see Chesapeake seafood products up...