On Tuesday, Virginia did what Maryland should: close its 2019 spring recreational striped bass trophy season. A new report finds striped bass are overfished and that manmade overfishing — taking too many fish too fast — is accelerating the decline. Marylanders are among the worst offenders.
The University of Maryland’s decision to issue a tornado warning based on a private weather company’s guidance is sparking questions and scrutiny about the accuracy of forecasts and the firm’s role in public institutions.
Researchers are creating a map of the pockets of Baltimore where an abundance of blacktop and a lack of tree cover create what are known as urban heat islands. The data will help address rising public health concerns about heat-related illnesses.
With awareness on the rise, researchers in Maryland and Virginia are undertaking the first comprehensive studies of bottlenose dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay. Their early findings suggest more dolphins swim up the bay than they ever thought.
In a potential sea change for a nautical industry heavy on tradition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's recent National Charting Plan mused that, eventually, "the reduction or elimination of traditional paper nautical charts seems likely."
Biologists are investigating an unusual number of humpback whale deaths along the Atlantic Coast since the beginning of 2016, including six in recent months at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay or on the Delmarva Peninsula.
When I opened Woodberry Kitchen in 2007, I promised to source my ingredients only from local growers and watermen of the Chesapeake in order to shift consumer spending away from industrial — and often exploitative — farms and fisheries toward those who are true stewards of the land and sea. I am deeply concerned about the new fisheries management rules proposed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries). The quantifiable progress my restaurants
The 2016 Howard County Watershed Report Card grades are in and student scientists throughout the school system have deemed immediate action necessary after sharing their results of poor schoolyard and streams conditions Wednesday morning at the Watershed Summit at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock.
Called SKYWARN, the program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has trained nearly 300,000 people across the country to be weather spotters. A basic class is scheduled Tuesday at the George Howard Building in Ellicott City, followed two weeks later by a class on flooding.
Last weekend's snowstorm was the fourth-biggest to strike the Northeast since 1950, dumping more than 30 inches of snow on 1.5 million people and affecting nearly 103 million people in all, according to government meteorologists.
Howard County high school students will study the health of their local watershed for the next three years, thanks to a $310,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded to the Howard County Conservancy on Monday morning.
The "Northern Lights" put on a colorful show early Tuesday that was visible as far south as Virginia and Texas, and the aurora borealis could be visible again Wednesday, according to space weather forecasters.
In Carroll County, the memory is still fresh and stinging from last July's tragedy at River Valley Ranch, where 12-year-old Justin Diggs was killed when a tree fell on him as a severe thunderstorm and high winds raced across Millers and Lineboro. For many, that incident serves as a reminder that we all must be aware and be prepared.
U.S. government forecasters are predicting at least half a dozen tropical cyclones will form in the Atlantic this year, though it's possible El Niño will prevent any of them from becoming major hurricanes.
Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program to give consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat.
With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Board of Carroll County Commissioners signed a letter on Thursday stating their intent to join Dorchester and Kent Counties in their efforts to persuade federal and state agencies to allow them to engage in oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.