Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'
With spring just a few weeks away and several inches of snow on the ground, the question on everyone's mind is when will we see D.C.'s cherry blossoms in bloom? The answer is good news.
A Chesapeake Bay Foundation petition has attracted more than 25,000 signers supporting the Environmental Protection Agency against a lawsuit supported by 21 states.
With six years left until the state meets its self-imposed deadline for greenhouse gas reduction, projections show the state will miss its target without legislation to promote increased use of renewable energy sources.
It's a massive case of jobs versus the environment. On the first day of a key state permit hearing for a proposed gas export facility in Calvert County, hundreds hit the streets in protest.
There's just something about homegrown fruits and vegetables that make them taste better. And thanks to a new sustainable farming operation, students at the University of Maryland can get fresh, local produce even when they're away at school.
A more acidic bay could make it more difficult for mollusks, such as oysters, to build their shells through a process called calcification. But it could help crustaceans, such as blue crabs, build their shells more quickly. This could disrupt the evolutionary balance of the two because blue crabs prey on oysters.
Throughout Maryland, watermen haven’t been able to work for days at a time because of one of the state’s coldest winters in more than three years. They rely on the state’s icebreaker boats to clear the waterways.