Maryland is leading a group of Atlantic states in challenging the Trump administration's decision allowing energy companies to conduct thundering seismic tests off the coast. The states are joining in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups in South Carolina last week.
In addition to harming sea life, acoustic tests — in which boats tugging rods pressurized for sound emit jet engine-like booms 10 to 12 seconds apart for days and sometimes months — can disrupt thriving commercial fisheries.
The view from the observation deck over a meadow of brown marsh grasses would make a nice postcard. Eagles roost on tall pines, muskrats burrow in mounds of mud and straw, and black ducks splash in a pond.
A Catonsville research lab at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is using its resources and sense of curiosity to try to uncover details about a critically endangered Oriole just a three-hour flight away.
Take a close look at milkweed leaves, and you'll find monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars fattening themselves as they prepare to change into monarch butterflies. The milkweed is a vital food source and breeding location for the pollinators as they make their annual migration to Mexico.
A passenger flying from Iceland to Baltimore Washington International Airport was found with possible whale bones in his luggage, prompting confiscation to determine if they're from an endangered species.
Elephants and Baltimore is not a combination that comes naturally to mind. Elephants for Africa wants to change that. The United Kingdom-based charity has launched an awareness campaign and a Towson artist is playing a key part.
The recovery of the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel shows what's possible when partners come together and work toward common goals. It's a model for how the Endangered Species Act can and should work, and because of this shared success, the Delmarva Peninsula is just a bit more complete.
In 1966, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center created the program to help preserve the endangered whooping crane population. Since then, staff and volunteers at the program — now run by U.S Geological Survey researchers — have raised more than 1,000 whooping crane chicks, teaching them how to eat and drink, taking them on walks and preparing them for release into the wild. "We're kind of like proud parents," said Ken Lavish. "The main reason we're
A Salisbury manufacturing plant threatened with closure more than 20 years ago is once again slated to be shut down, a blow to the Eastern Shore city which is still working its way back from the recession.
Delmarva's marvelously productive salt marsh ecosystem is losing ground to the rising waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Salt marsh is that green fringe that protects natural areas, farms and communities from coastal storms and tides.
Even as conservationists and government officials celebrated Friday the rebound of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, they acknowledged that more animals and plants are slipping toward oblivion in Maryland.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is giving the Maryland Department of Natural Resources $153,321 to protect the bog turtle, which at just three to four inches long can fit in the palm of an adult hand - when it can be found at all. The grant will go toward buying a home for the turtle, which is so rare it's considered endangered in Maryland and classified as threatened nationally.
A Washington-area trail users' group and a pair of environmental advocates have filed suit to block the Purple Line, contending the $2.4 billion light-rail project in the DC suburbs threatens to harm two species of endangered crustaceans that live in the creek the transit line would cross.
For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing at an alarming rate.
Bills before the state legislature would grant community college employees the right to form into collective bargaining units, particularly important for part-time teachers who receive less pay for the same work as their full-time peers.
I have city eyes. Apparently I was born with them. Whenever my parents and sisters exclaimed about the beauty of a beet plucked from our Connecticut garden, I would think, "Mmmm . . . a beet. . . . cousin of the sugar beet, source of that white powder sprinkled on those twisty crullers from Howland's Department Store. I really do like a good department store."
It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you.