The Environmental Protection Agency may be overestimating farm pollution reductions in the Chesapeake Bay, contends the Environmental Integrity Project, which also finds that phosphorus and algae concentrations in rivers on Maryland's Eastern Shore have shown no real improvement over the last decade
Tucked amid the woods of northern Baltimore County is one of Maryland's natural gems – the Big Gunpowder Falls, a nationally renowned trout stream that draws anglers from far and wide to try their skills and luck in the cold, rushing water.
Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually worsening in several, officials say.
Havre de Grace resident and Tidewater Marina owner Garrett Pensell attended the May 5 congressional hearing on the Conowingo Dam relicensing. He shares his thoughts about the relicensing and the dam's effects on the downriver ecosystem, economy and public safety.
By By Garrett Pensell and Special to The Aegis and The Record
A small army of citizen scientists is taking stock of wild bees in the forests. Organized by the U.S. Geological Survey, the first-of-its kind count is sampling more than 100 wooded sites across Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia and Virginia.
The Food & Water Watch organization claims that the chicken companies operating on Maryland's Eastern Shore are the Chesapeake "Bay's biggest polluters" and that they are getting a free ride on the backs of the taxpayers. The facts speak otherwise.
Environmentalists concerned about shale gas drilling in Maryland returned to Annapolis Wednesday to try again for a legislative moratorium on "fracking," as the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing is called.
The Chesapeake Bay's cleanup may be delayed "several decades" by the slow pace at which farm pollution is being flushed from ground water on the Delmarva Peninsula, a new study says. The research by the U.S. Geological Survey also suggests pollution control efforts on Eastern Shore farms may need to be increased in order to achieve hoped-for water quality improvements.
The Chesapeake Bay's "dead zone" this summer is on track to be smaller than usual for the second year in a row, scientists announced Tuesday. A dry spring and the long-running bay cleanup effort deserve credit, experts say.
Scientists have found abnormalities in yellow perch in three Maryland rivers that are either heavily suburbanized or rapidly developing, which they say helps explain why the distinctive black-striped fish are not thriving in those Chesapeake Bay tributaries.
A new federal report finds toxic contamination remains widespread in the Chesapeake Bay, with severe impacts in some places, which health and environmental advocates say lends support to their push in Annapolis for legislative action on pesticides and other hazardous chemicals.
Declaring that Maryland's coastal areas are increasingly at risk from rising sea level, Gov. Martin O'Malley ordered state agencies to weigh the growing risks of flooding in deciding where and how to construct state buildings. Among other things, he called for avoiding low-lying areas for new or reconstructed buildings and elevating them to avert flooding.
When Sandy slammed into the Atlantic Coast Monday night, it dumped upward of six inches of rain on Harford County, causing streams, creeks and ditches to flood and raising the possibility that the Susquehanna River could swell in the coming days as the storm's remnants pass through Pennsylvania.
Carroll and Frederick county residents, civic organizations, schools, groups and property owners are being invited to take part in a stream naming contest to have their suggestions officially designated by the U.S. Geological Survey.