Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'
Maryland's unique nutria eradication project has been killing the invasive critters for over a decade, and now they're down to the last remaining colony.
The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill April 5 to create a council charged with minimizing the impact of sea level rise on new state buildings. House Bill 615 would establish the council and task it with establishing guidelines for how future state development and renovation projects can avoid damage from rising sea levels and flooding.
Few undersized oyster possession violations this year indicate a strong harvest in the Chesapeake Bay, officials with the Department of Natural Resources said.
The General Assembly passed a bill this week that would create a task force to evaluate effects of acidification in the Chesapeake Bay and other state waters and make recommendations on how to address the issue.
Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates all agree that alternative energy resources are important for growing a sustainable economy. However, many of the Republican candidates question its cost.
A bill that would delay a planned wind farm in Somerset County drew opposition from environmental groups, despite support from Democratic lawmakers.
On deadline day for public comments, an environmental group will deliver 35,000 comments about the proposed liquefied natural gas facility to the Maryland Public Service Commmission.
Scientists say sea level rise is occurring at a faster pace in the Chesapeake Bay region than the global average, and the dramatic formation of the bay itself is a significant reason why.