Annie Emberland
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Annie Emberland is an environment/Chesapeake Bay beat reporter for Capital News Service. She is a graduate student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. She graduated from the College of Charleston in May 2010 with a degree in corporate communication. She’s held several internships, including one with NBC News Washington. She can be reached at or follow her on Twitter at @AnnieEmberland. Her website is

February 16, 2012
Bill Sponsor Advocates Missing Child Reporting Bill to Prevent More Casey Anthonys

Legislation before both the Maryland House and Senate would penalize parents or guardians who wait to report to authorities if their child is missing or dead.

April 4, 2012
Early start of Spring could present problems for local growers

This year’s early jump on Spring means some local farmers are monitoring their crops for potential problems the temperatures may bring.

April 17, 2012
Efforts underway across state to restore the troubled Maryland oyster population

They have struggled in recent decades, but the Maryland oysters are on the way to recovery with the help of restoration projects.

February 24, 2012
Health officials say smoking hookah could be a health hazard

Health officials warn, though smoking hookah is a popular social pastime, it presents a risk to your health.

March 12, 2012
Local groups concerned about proposed cuts to beach grants

Maryland groups worry about a proposal in President Obama’s 2013 budget that could eliminate federal funding for monitoring water quality at the beaches.