Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'
Climate change has become synonymous with melting glaciers and blazing summer months, but there is one very small casualty of global warming that isn’t front page news: butterflies.
Former Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest has traded in suits and ties for plaid shirts and jeans. He now teaches children about the environment.
Proposed EPA restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions have put the future of America’s coal-fired power plants in question. But the technology needed to reach those limits is available, with a few limitations and substantial costs, and Maryland is serving as a testing ground for its use and development.
Greenhouse gas emissions from Maryland’s power plants fell by more than 26 percent from 2010 to 2012, the sixth-largest drop during that time in the nation, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency released last month.
Shell collection delays and confusion over tax incentives have recently caused setbacks in the region’s oyster shell recycling campaign, which has recently taken on new ownership.
One Maryland lab is using science to artificially create, feed and grow oyster larvae -- no bigger than a grain of sand -- in order to help restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay.