| May 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Asked to comment on the National Aquarium's ongoing debate about the proper treatment of its dolphins, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake said that "its success is one of many elements Baltimore has that supports my goal of growing the city by 10,000...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Dolphins have evolved over millions of years to roam the oceans. These intelligent animals should not be confined to a concrete tank for our entertainment ("National Aquarium's dolphin question at center of animal welfare debate," May 18).
| May 23, 2014
| 9:35 AM
At noon on Saturday, a group of activists is scheduled to gather outside the National Aquarium in Baltimore as part of a world-wide "Empty the Tanks" protest against what organizers decry as the exploitation of dolphins for public entertainment. The...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:20 PM
If dolphins depart the National Aquarium, officials are contemplating what to do with the 1.2 million-gallon pool where the marine mammals have been on display for more than two decades.
Among the possibilities: creating an underwater forest with...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is asking for feedback as it considers whether to keep the eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in its care or move them to an ocean-side sanctuary.
The Inner Harbor anchor institution revealed plans this week to...
| May 18, 2014
The big question facing Baltimore's National Aquarium — whether to keep Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the amphitheater pool or release them to an ocean-side sanctuary — is the latest twist in the decades-long evolution of American zoos and...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Discarded bottles, empty bags of chips and errant playground balls littered the shoreline of the Fort McHenry Wetland, a 7.5-acre hub of biodiversity home to hundreds of plant and animal species.
"Anything that floats ends up downstream," said Laura...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Snow was tapering off by late morning in Baltimore and points north and west, expected to end with 3-6 inches of accumulation around the region. A blast of cold air was meanwhile moving in behind the storm.
Snowfall totals included 5.5 inches in...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Monday's snowfall introduced a spell of more dangerous cold that could continue to disrupt work, school and travel in the region for several days.
Temperatures early Tuesday morning were forecast to threaten a record dating to 1873, with lows in the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Environmental regulators said Wednesday that construction on the Harbor Point project in Baltimore could begin by the end of the month, after they approved a plan to measure air quality at the former factory site laced with toxic chemicals.
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:46 PM
These venue selections a bit too traditional for you? Most everyone knows you can get hitched at some offbeat places in Baltimore — Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, the Zoo. But we we're curious about some even more unusual spots in town....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:33 AM
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Yes, Thursday (March 20) marks World Frog Day. This year, it happens to correspond with Friday's release of "Muppets Most Wanted." Kermit is a powerful guy.
I've been told that the National...