| Feb 17, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Scientists have found reproductive abnormalities in yellow perch in three Maryland rivers that are either heavily suburbanized or rapidly developing, which they say helps explain why the distinctive black-striped fish are not thriving in those...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A new federal report finds toxic contamination remains widespread in the Chesapeake Bay, with severe impacts in some places, which health and environmental advocates say lends support to their push in Annapolis for legislative action on pesticides and...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Army Corps of Engineers expects to lift navigational restrictions on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal this week after emergency dredging removed shoaling that emerged in November.
At 14 miles long and 450 feet wide, the canal is a major artery for...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Declaring that Maryland's coastal areas are increasingly at risk from a rising sea level, Gov. Martin O'Malley has ordered state agencies to weigh the growing risks of flooding in deciding where and how to construct state buildings.
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:56 PM
This letter was sent to the head of the Maryland Department of Environment and a similar one was sent to the head of the Department of Natural Resources. A copy was provided for publication.
In August, the U.S. Geological Survey published a report...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Despite damp weather to end the month, April 2013 was drier than normal, continuing a trend of below-average precipitation that has persisted since Hurricane Sandy's deluge last October.
Through the end of the month, 10.4 inches of rain have fallen at...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:18 AM
Why does the Chesapeake Bay Foundation refuse to take seriously the threat posed by the Conowingo Dam's inability to hold back Susquehanna River pollution? With respect to the effect of Susquehanna River pollutants, the bay foundation has taken an...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:45 PM
When Storm Sandy slammed into the Atlantic Coast Monday night, it dumped upward of six inches of rain on Harford County, flooding streams, creeks and ditches and raising the possibility that the Susquehanna River could swell in the coming days as the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Description: People from the Carolinas to the Midwest to New England, including Maryland, knew the Aug. 23, 2011, 5.8 magnitude earthquake was rare as soon as they felt its rumblings. But U.S. Geological Survey research has show just how unusual –...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Description: Two 110-million-year-old footprints that a massive plant-eating dinosaur and, perhaps, its offspring left behind has been uncovered on the campus of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. That age dates it to the Cretaceous...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:09 AM
A year ago, life paused for a minute in Baltimore and across a wide swath of the country as the ground shook beneath us. Buildings emptied, text messages flew and everyone asked each other, "Did you just feel that?"
The U.S. Geological Surveyconfirmed...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Now it's official: A report released today (8/30) finds the Conowingo Dam is losing its ability to prevent pollution from reaching the Chesapeake Bay.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the reservoirs behind Conowingo and other dams on the lower...