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  • Words only go so far in thinning the deer herd

    Bringing up deer. Does are pretty good at it, as the statewide population of 230,000 would indicate. But in most cases, elected officials might be better off not bringing up deer at all. The beautiful critters with the soulful brown eyes can still be...
  • Draft Chesapeake Bay rules rile farmers, local officials

    Draft Chesapeake Bay rules rile farmers, local officials
    State officials looking to clean up the Chesapeake Bay are weighing a series of new restrictions on how and when farmers can fertilize their fields — and on when municipal sewage treatment plants can spread their sludge on farmland. Draft...
  • End of mercury thermometers is near

    End of mercury thermometers is near
    It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction. While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...
  • Bay pollution trading stirs mixed feelings

    Bay pollution trading stirs mixed feelings
    Could pollution "trading" really shave billions of dollars from the costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay?  Or would the long-running cleanup effort suffer at the hands of those looking to make a buck on it? A study presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
  • Groups find some localities lag in Bay cleanup plans

    Groups find some localities lag in Bay cleanup plans
    A coalition of environmental groups has handed out mixed grades for the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans every county in Maryland prepared late last year. The plans, submitted to the state Department of the Environment, are part of a detailed statewide bay...
  • Green movement's blues

    Green movement's blues
    As we head into the new year, America's environmental movement is stalled. The topic of climate change is anathema to the Republican presidential candidates, and the incumbent is tepid on the subject at best. The U.S. stands alone among industrialized...
  • A balanced solution

    A balanced solution
    Gov. Martin O'Malley, House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller are making the best of the embarrassing situation caused by their failure to pass a balanced budget when the legislature adjourned in April. The special...
  • New farm rules curb manure, sludge use to help Bay

    New farm rules curb manure, sludge use to help Bay
    New farm regulations being aired this week by Maryland officials would ease first-ever limits on how, when and where the state's farmers can spread animal manure and sewage sludge on their fields. The "nutrient management" rules, which were posted online...
  • Howard moves to stem erosion, pollution in Ellicott City waterway

    Howard moves to stem erosion, pollution in Ellicott City waterway
    When it rains, not only does storm water flow downstream, but so do the banks of small streams emptying into Red Hill Branch, bringing other pollutants with the eroding soil. In a move to stem environmental problems and add wildlife habitat, Howard County...
  • Chesapeake Bay: Cleanup takes effort

    Chesapeake Bay: Cleanup takes effort
    There's a popular saying in the halls of the State House in Annapolis: "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die." It's used most often to describe government's classic conundrum — as laudable as a goal might be, people would...
  • July: School board expands to 9 members; bats infest Aberdeen apartments

    July: School board expands to 9 members; bats infest Aberdeen apartments
    Harford County government began an $8 million project in the beginning of the month to upgrade a computer network that will make improved services available to businesses in the community and other non-government entities. The Harford County Metro Area...
  • New for 2012: Cleaner air

    New for 2012: Cleaner air
    Whether casting a line in a Maryland stream or a lake in the most remote reaches of this country, a fisherman would be hard-pressed to catch a fish that does not contain mercury. Indeed, most recent studies suggest that it might be impossible. Is this...