Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'

Chesapeake Bay Watermen Battle With Cold and Ice

Chesapeake Bay Watermen Battle With Cold and Ice

This winter's combination of cold and ice are making life difficult for Chesapeake Bay watermen.

Dueling ‘Rain Tax’ Bills From Hogan, Miller Still Require Funding from Local Governments

Dueling ‘Rain Tax’ Bills From Hogan, Miller Still Require Funding from Local Governments

Whether the “rain tax” is repealed, reformed or has the word “fee” dropped from its name, the federal mandate to clean up stormwater runoff in Maryland is here to stay.

Van Hollen Bill Would Promote Cleaner Environment,  Provide Grants to Citizens

Van Hollen Bill Would Promote Cleaner Environment, Provide Grants to Citizens

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, has reintroduced legislation designed to curb pollution by reducing carbon emissions while providing grants to Americans to offset higher energy costs.

Ice Breaker Boats Keeping Chesapeake Bay Channel Open

Ice Breaker Boats Keeping Chesapeake Bay Channel Open

Dealing with snowy roads and icy sidewalks is one thing, but when it comes to breaking up ice in the Chesapeake Bay to keep the shipping channel open, it’s the Maryland Department of Natural Resources that comes to the rescue.

Bill Requires 25 Percent of State’s Energy to be From Renewable Sources by 2020

Bill Requires 25 Percent of State’s Energy to be From Renewable Sources by 2020

Businessmen, religious leaders and environmentalists pushed for the expansion of clean energy in Maryland at the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by state Senator Brian Feldman, D-Montgomery, would increase the use of renewable energy to power the state. Known as the 2015 Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act, it would require 25 percent of Maryland’s energy to come from renewable sources, such as solar or wind power, by 2020.

Bay Rights Rally for Clean Water in the Chesapeake

Crab conversation caused a commotion in front of the Maryland State House today.

Hatchery, DNR Officials Begin Releasing Fish in Maryland Waters

Hatchery, DNR Officials Begin Releasing Fish in Maryland Waters

The Department of Natural Resources and the Albert Powell Fish Hatchery team up to stock nearly 300 locations with trout across the state of Maryland.

Maryland Raw Milk Cheese Makers Get to Keep Their Cheesy Grins

Maryland Raw Milk Cheese Makers Get to Keep Their Cheesy Grins

Dairy cows, goats and sheep will stay cheesy in Maryland under a bill presented Thursday.

Maryland Island, Once Diminished,  Reconstructed with Dredged Material

Maryland Island, Once Diminished, Reconstructed with Dredged Material

A Chesapeake Bay island, once used as a presidential retreat but diminished to less than 5 acres by the 1980s, has been replenished with dredged material, creating wetlands that serve as a wildlife sanctuary.

No More ‘Rain Tax,’ Hogan Says

No More ‘Rain Tax,’ Hogan Says

Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced legislation to repeal the stormwater management fee, critically known as the “rain tax,” encouraging localities to address their runoff requirements without a state-mandated fee.