| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Turtle derbies are almost as old as the republic, and still a staple in Maryland, a state that loves its terrapins. But conservationists and wildlife biologists say it's time to end this tradition, for the sake of the animals supposedly being celebrated....
| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:54 PM
In the years Officer Gary Hatch has patrolled the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, he's been kicked in the shins and pushed and has engaged in a fistfight that bloodied his nose. It's a record he laments.
"I was involved in, like, six or seven really good...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:46 AM
These are tough times for the ducks that winter on the Chesapeake Bay.
Threatened food sources and an imperiled habitat are forcing migrating waterfowl to look for other winter digs.
Alicia Berlin hopes to unlock the formula to win them back.
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Called to action by the blast of a horn, more than 30 yapping spotted hounds spill down a hill, bound across a country road, leap a fence and rush a faded winter field. On the hound's heels are about two dozen hunters on horseback, men and women in...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Winter skiing, springtime on the links, summer sailing and autumn leaf-peeping — the weather forecast is the driving force behind the planning of many vacations.
But when it comes to predicting the weather, WBAL meteorologist Tony Pann takes it all...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:30 AM
There's new help on the way for what used to be the Chesapeake Bay's most important fish, though how much good it will do remains to be seen.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has enacted a first-ever cap on how many American shad and...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:11 PM
A small portion of the nearly 5,500 pounds of treated sewage sludge that spilled after a truck accident in northern Harford County late last week likely entered Deer Creek, according to state environmental officials.
Jay Apperson, a spokesman with the...
| Jun 3, 2013
Despite a foul-smelling algae bloom and fish kill this time last year, Baltimore's ailing harbor actually earned a C-minus grade overall for water quality in 2012, according to the latest ecological report card issued by the Healthy Harbor campaign.
| May 31, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Throughout its history, Laurel's location between two major metropolitan cities has made the town a target for eager developers. Two super-sized projects were proposed, one in the 1970s and one in the 1990s, and both were ultimately defeated after...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Some of springtime's more notable heralds appear to be fading away, as a new study finds frogs, toads and salamanders disappearing at an alarming rate across the United States.
In what they say is the first analysis of its kind, scientists with the U.S....
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:46 PM
President Barack Obama set aside 480 acres on the Eastern Shore on Monday as a national monument to honor Harriet Tubman — a victory for advocates who have long sought to memorialize the abolitionist's role in leading dozens of slaves to freedom....
| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Maryland could outlaw the shark fin trade under a bill that passed the House of Delegates this week.
The fins, the key ingredient in shark fin soup and considered a delicacy in some Chinese cuisines, have undergone global scrutiny because of...