| May 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If dolphins would be better off in the wild, why would anyone presume dogs and cats would be any different ("Group urges National Aquarium to free dolphins," May 24)?
Wild animals have shorter lives than do "captive" ones. Dolphins, lions, tigers and...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Melvin Ray Harris, a longtime employee of the United States Information Agency whose love of the outdoors led to stints with the National Park Service and as a volunteer at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the National Aquarium, died May 24 at the...
| 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.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Baltimore's harbor may be too funky for swimming or fishing, but maybe a little gardening can help.
Students from two city schools and some adult volunteers gathered at the National Aquarium Tuesday to "plant" some oysters in the Inner Harbor - not...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:40 PM
If you hurry, you can still catch a free wildlife show at the Inner Harbor. The Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River is alive with big, milky jellyfish swimming lazily about.
I'd been hearing from folks about the jellies for the past week or so,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone.
Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Plans to build offices and condominiums at Harbor Point hit a new snag Friday as federal and state regulators rejected the developer's plans for protecting the public from toxic contamination in the ground during construction at the former factory site....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:00 PM
On Halloween morning, Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City received a treat for all the environmental improvements that students and faculty have accomplished in recent years.
Gov. Martin O'Malley visited the school in recognition of its...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The votes are in!
Here are the winners of the Maryland Family Readers’ Choice Awards 2013:
Best story time
Irvine Nature Center (Owings Mills)
Howard County Library Miller Branch (Ellicott City)...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Toby is one lucky lobster.
He was born with a blue-hued shell, a 1-in-2 million variation that arises as the result of an excess of a certain protein, according to the University of Maine Lobster Institute. The crew of the Pot Luck fishing boat...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Most people would cower at just the thought of entering shark-infested waters. That is not the case with 25-year-old Morgan Denney.
The West Virginia native, who now lives in Canton, works as an aquarist in the Blacktip Reef and Atlantic Coral Reef...