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  • Fish kill in Baltimore's Herring Run Park

    Fish kill in Baltimore's Herring Run Park
    City officials said Thursday they are investigating a fish kill in a Northeast Baltimore creek that flows through Herring Run Park, where users of the park and streamside trail expressed dismay. "This is ridiculous," said Donald Cooper, who stopped...
  • Bay health rates a 'C' for second year

    Bay health rates a 'C' for second year
    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...
  • Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]

    Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]
    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...
  • Volunteers help clean up Fort McHenry Wetland while organizers talk Chesapeake restoration

    Volunteers help clean up Fort McHenry Wetland while organizers talk Chesapeake restoration
    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...
  • Florida shells to help revive MD's oysters

    Florida shells to help revive MD's oysters
    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,...
  • State of the Chesapeake [Editorial]

    State of the Chesapeake  [Editorial]
    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,...
  • Five questions for Frank Hamons

    Five questions for Frank Hamons
    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...
  • Another perspective on the 'rain tax' and the Chesapeake [letter to the editor]

    Editor: 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...
  • Record hatchery production aids bay's oysters

    Record hatchery production aids bay's oysters
    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...
  • Eastern Shore eateries go beyond detour to destination

    Eastern Shore eateries go beyond detour to destination
    Now is the time. Early fall is when the pleasures peak in Talbot and Dorchester counties. That's when these Eastern Shore towns stop being detours along the way to the shore and turn into full-fledged destinations. There are practical advantages to...
  • Harford County waterfront land deal a worthy one [Editorial]

    Harford County waterfront land deal a worthy one [Editorial]
    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...
  • GOP's Craig calls for environmental rollback

    GOP's Craig calls for environmental rollback
    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....