Nearly a century after petroleum pioneer, conservationist and art collector John Sherwood began inviting the public into his backyard each May to see blooming tulips imported from the Netherlands, several thousand people are expected to descend on Sherwood Gardens in Guilford for the 2015 Tulip Dig on Saturday, May 23.
A Baltimore County judge has put at least a temporary stop to completion of a 21-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Baltimore and Harford counties, declaring that state regulators failed to do enough to protect environmentally sensitive water ways and historic properties in the controversial project's path.
A handful of ex-offenders rallied in Baltimore Monday, trying to persuade Gov. Larry Hogan to sign a bill restoring voting rights to felons before they complete the terms of their probation and parole.
The Chesapeake Bay's crab population has rebounded some from last year's dangerously low level, state officials reported Monday, meaning there may be more of the iconic crustaceans to feast on this summer.
The ramifications, however, are very large. If sunlight can replace coal, oil or even the newly bargain-priced natural gas, the prospects for clean, cheap energy for generations to come bode well for not only government finance but also the advance of civilization as a whole.
Three weeks into her new job, Patapsco Heritage Greenway Executive Director Mary Catherine Cochran has been keeping busy attending retreats, learning how to be an environmental steward of the park's natural resources and writing grant proposals for the group.
Two bills that would restrict drilling for natural gas in Maryland advanced in both chambers of the General Assembly Friday, setting the stage for another round of debate on how far the state should go to allow a lucrative industry that concerns environmentalists.
Love Fellowship Christian Center's plan to build a church and related facilities on a site next to William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School in Abingdon received a major boost in the county approval process recently when a zoning hearing examiner ruled favorably on a setback variance for the project.
Three Tilghman Island waterman were charged with using illegal oyster harvesting equipment in Broad Creek, a tributary of the Choptank River on the Eastern Shore, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police.
The opening of boating season at Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs will be delayed indefinitely because of ice accumulation, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works announced last week. Plus other outdoors and recreation notes.
Sheets of ice up to a foot thick have crippled small boats, prevented night docking at the port of Baltimore and kept one Coast Guard cutter busy tending to stranded Chesapeake Bay islanders for more than a week straight amid this month's freeze, the worst in decades.
On Friday, two men with a fondness for Maryland's Tilghman Island will gather for a hearing in a wood-paneled federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore. Seated at the bench will be Judge Richard D. Bennett, who has a painting of the Knapps Narrows channel in his conference room and speaks of his visits to the Eastern Shore community. Seated in front of him will be Michael D. Hayden, Jr., a fourth-generation islander who has been convicted in a rockfish poaching conspiracy.
On insular Tilghman Island, many folks are outraged that William Lednum is in a federal prison. Not because of his crime: poaching rockfish in violation of state and federal law. No, they're upset that this fourth-generation islander and chief of the volunteer fire department will be serving a year and a day behind bars for pursuing his livelihood.
There is another aspect of fracking that rarely gets discussed: There is a distinct and, to my mind, irreparable harm that is done to the cultural landscape of a place when fracking comes to town. Thousands of workers will come from all over, but not all of them will permanently relocate. Furthermore, transient workers tend not to value a place in the way that those who call that place "home" do. Work hard, play hard.
A large number of volunteers are needed for a variety of positions in this year's Annapolis Film Festival being held Thursday evening, March 26 to Sunday, March 29. Sponsors Maryland Departments of Natural Resources and the Environment are calling on all young photographers, poets, artists and producers in grades K through 12 to submit original creations inspired by Maryland's outdoors for the 2015 "Color Maryland Green" contest. Russett resident, Bill Berned, will be participating once again in
Education, the environment and election laws were the most popular concerns among Howard County residents who came to share their thoughts on state bills with the county's Annapolis delegation Wednesday night.
A task force examining the future of fueling stations in Howard County has recommended that new stations pass a needs assessment and adhere to a stricter set of health, safety and environmental guidelines before receiving approval, according to a report submitted to the County Council.
By artificially keeping oil prices low, the Saudis get to deal a powerful blow to the energy revolution in the U.S. In exchange, Mr. Obama gets an unearned political windfall and can claim vindication for his ineffectual economic policies.