| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:43 PM
The weeks leading to the holidays tend to be the most active for oyster poachers in the Chesapeake Bay, but the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and state police were hoping in recent days that new technology and harsher penalties would help...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Two Middle River men were charged Monday with overfishing striped bass from the Patapsco River, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police.
Terry Alan Myrick, 53, and John James Messinger, 37, were caught near the Key Bridge on New Year's Day with...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Environmentalists concerned about shale gas drilling in Maryland returned to Annapolis Wednesday to try again for a legislative moratorium on "fracking," as the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing is called.
Waving signs and chanting...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed state budget is balanced in part with funds shifted from programs meant to buy parkland and protect farmland from development, according to highlights of the plan released by the governor's office.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Four Maryland men were charged with power dredging for oysters in a sanctuary on Tilghman Island, the state's Department of Natural Resources said Friday.
DNR police charged Bartlett Wade Murphy Jr., 39, Benjamin Murphy, 62, both of Tilghman Island, and...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Ahoy! There's a new admiral on the Chesapeake Bay.
John Page Williams, senior naturalist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, earned the honorific rank Tuesday night in Annapolis in recognition of his 40-year career teaching and writing about the bay....
| Jan 26, 2014
The way energy company Dominion sees it, exporting liquefied natural gas from its Southern Maryland complex wouldn't be that big of a shift from the importing it does now. Same pipes, same storage tanks, same terminal.
But the project at Cove Point...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Jeff Lill is a popular man lately, as captain of the J.C. Widener, one of the state's few ice breakers.
After leaving its Annapolis harbor at 8:30 Wednesday morning, the Widener spent the day criss-crossing the waters off Anne Arundel County —...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:20 AM
With climate disruption increasingly affecting Maryland's priceless environmental treasures, it's time the federal government stopped bargaining with our natural resources and started protecting our future as it looks to import and export more resources...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:21 AM
There is nothing small or inconsequential about plans to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal at Cove Point in Southern Maryland's Calvert County. Dominion Resources wants to invest in the neighborhood of $3.8 billion to build the controversial...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Imagine somebody offered you a deal. First, you have to agree to take a pay cut at your job. Second, you have to agree to pay more for basic necessities such as food and electricity. Third, you have to breathe dirtier air and live next to a dirtier...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:45 AM
I was astonished by Diane Leopold's recent commentary citing a Dominion executive who downplayed the need for an environmental impact statement regarding a proposed liquid natural gas plant near Cove Point residential neighborhoods ("Dominion...