| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:17 PM
With a new survey finding the Chesapeake Bay's crab population at its lowest level in five years after a poor spawn last year, Maryland officials announced Friday they would move to tighten catch limits on the region's iconic crustacean.
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley picked an Annapolis veteran Thursday to oversee the waning years of his administration, appointing as chief of staff a man who has worked under four governors and earned respect in the environmental community for his candor....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:55 PM
The 90-day legislative session in Annapolis wrapped up at midnight Monday to mixed reviews among environmental advocates, who hailed the passage of a bill promoting offshore wind development but had little else to celebrate.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, who...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Volunteers are needed for a tree planting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at at the Antietam Meadow Park, a community natural area park located near Waynesboro.
Antietam Watershed Association, in partnership with Washington Township and the...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Amid complaints over what critics dismiss as a "rain tax," some powerful lawmakers in Annapolis are mounting a last-minute attempt Monday to delay state-mandated storm-water fees that Baltimore city and Maryland's nine largest counties are about to assess...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new Chesapeake Bay cleanup requirements, in return for their voluntarily doing more to reduce polluted runoff from their fields....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:15 AM
While frequently lumped together as one homogenous group, environmentalists every now and then come at the same problem from different perspectives and suggest varying solutions. That is the case with the legislation creating the Maryland Agricultural...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Supporters and critics of legislation that would grant farmers a 10-year reprieve from new environmental regulations squared off before a House committee Tuesday, with much of the debate focused on the bill's prohibition on public disclosure about those...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:20 PM
A bill that would give Maryland farmers a 10-year break from new state and local environmental regulations related to water quality if they agree to take part in a state program to reduce nutrient and sediment discharges into the water was heard Tuesday...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:24 PM
A bill moving through the General Assembly would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new state or local environmental regulations if the state Department of Agriculture deems they're doing their part to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
To get the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:29 PM
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, to help plant 600 trees and shrubs along a stream on the Long Delite dairy farm in Williamsport.
In the Long family for six generations, the farm is in the process...