To combat pollution plaguing the marsh habitat, about 250 volunteers picked up trash, dredged debris, planted trees and tended the wetland's gardens Saturday as part of a cleanup event hosted by the aquarium and the National Parks Conservation Association.
Seventh-graders at Arbutus Middle School had the opportunity to experience anatomy hands on in science class on March 19 and 20, as part of an outreach program offered by the National Aquarium of Baltimore City.
Environmental regulators said Wednesday that construction on the Harbor Point project could begin by the end of the month, after they approved a plan to measure air quality at the toxic former factory site.
The winter weary were cut some slack Monday when a storm dropped 3-6 inches of snow across the region, less than earlier forecasts, but the event still added another day of disruption in a season bringing yet another spell of dangerous cold.
Snow was tapering off by late morning in Baltimore and points north and west, expected to end with 3-6 inches of accumulation around the region. A blast of cold air was meanwhile moving in behind the storm.
As a second blast of cold to hit the region this month lingers, ice is collecting on local bays, rivers and canals as it hasn't since perhaps the 1990s, crimping seafood harvests, jacking up energy bills for marinas and prompting warnings for daredevils in ice skates.
Environmental groups have come out singing with a musical radio ad blitz against efforts in Annapolis to repeal or weaken the 2012 law requiring storm-water fees in Baltimore city and Maryland's largest counties.
I. Morton "Buddy" Schindler, an electrical engineer who oversaw the pumping operation for Baltimore's water supply system, died Friday at Sinai Hospital of complications of a fall he suffered in December. He was 87 and lived in Pikesville.
Started in the late 1970s but rooted in a much older Baltimore tradition, the city's water taxis are shedding their reputation as a summertime option solely for tourists, becoming a viable year-round option for city residents and downtown commuters as well.
No one's sure how many weekend riders the MARC train will carry to and from Baltimore on its new expanded Saturday and Sunday service, but Charm City marketing experts and transportation officials expect to collect on the state's $46 million venture in more places than just the fare box.
Henry A. Minch, a retired assistant chief engineer who worked for the state Public Service Commission and World War II veteran, died Nov. 15 from heart failure at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville. He was 92.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Plans for redeveloping a former chromium factory site in Fells Point hit a new snag Friday, as federal and state regulators called for changes in the Harbor Point developer's plans for protecting the public from toxic contaminants in the ground during construction of an office building there for Exelon Corp.
Governor Martin O'Malley visited the school in recognition of its dedication to the environment, as shown through various projects including a stream restoration/wetland construction project and an oyster gardening group.
By By Katie V. Jones and Baltimore Sun Media Group
Big sea nettles seen in Baltimore's Inner Harbor are normal this time of year, and just one of the more visible signs of life in the troubled stretch of the Patapsco River, according to National Aquarium curator Jack Cover. With the water cooling off, this may be the jellies' last hurrah before disappearing for the year.
Students from two city schools and some adult volunteers gathered at the National Aquarium Tuesday to "plant" some oysters in the Inner Harbor - not for eating but to try to improve the health of the ailing water body.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore's new giant Pacific octopus started his day turning from pink to dark red as he was placed into a plastic bag filled of water, then into a white styrofoam container and cardboard box marked "Live Fish" for his trip to Baltimore from the smaller National Aquarium in downtown Washington, which closed forever last week.
Masonville Cove, a reclaimed stretch of South Baltimore's industrial waterfront, has earned a new distinction -- the nation's first "urban wildlife refuge partnership." U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe was to make the announcement Thursday.