| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy earlier this month announced plans to lower the carbon emissions from our antiquated coal-fired power plants 30 percent by 2030. Much of the justification for this has been focused on the need to...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's health remained steady overall last year, despite heavy rains that normally flush pollution into its waters, University of Maryland scientists reported Friday. Declines in Eastern Shore rivers, however, indicated problems with...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:44 AM
To view the latest measure of the state of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, the Chesapeake Bay Program's "Bay Barometer," is not unlike receiving the interim report card of a chronically underachieving student. Whatever modest progress is reported,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Some long-gone oysters from prehistoric times are going to play a role in restoring the Chesapeake Bay's current crop of bivalves. Maryland has purchased 112,500 tons of fossilized oyster shells for $6.3 million from a quarry in the panhandle of Florida,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Harford County is poised to spend $3.47 million to buy just about 5 acres along the Susquehanna River at the northern end of Havre de Grace. This comes even as the city government is in the midst of conducting a transaction that will add a waterfront...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a leading Republican candidate for governor, called Tuesday for a sweeping rollback of Maryland's environmental laws, saying measures passed by the state's leaders have failed to clean up the Chesapeake Bay....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Reading the Wednesday issue of The Aegis (9/23/2013) the letter written by Alison Prost was highly expected, as she missed so many points, namely one that most of the Chesapeake Bay's pollution is filtering down from points north like...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Government agencies and nonprofit groups have produced and planted a record 1.25 billion baby native oysters in Maryland waters this year, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday, declaring it a milestone in the long-running effort to restore the Chesapeake...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Frank Hamons, a trained biologist who for the past 30 years has led efforts to dredge the port of Baltimore's channels, has left the Maryland Port Administration for the private sector.
Hamons, 71, who worked his last day as deputy director for harbor...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:17 AM
A little osprey chick has been the center of attention for a growing crowd of admirers this summer. It's the third chick to hatch to a pair of osprey, Tom and Audrey, who make their home on a nesting platform at the end of a dock on Kent Island. It's an...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's health improved last year, University of Maryland scientists reported Wednesday, and the leader of the troubled estuary's annual checkup said he sees signs the cleanup effort is making progress.
The bay's overall health earned a 'C'...