Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'

A Cherry Blossom’s Fleeting Glory

A Cherry Blossom’s Fleeting Glory

One of the city's famous cherry blossom trees before, during and after its 2014 peak.

Goats to Serve as Eco-Friendly Landscapers Around the State

Goats to Serve as Eco-Friendly Landscapers Around the State

Have you herd? Goats will soon be making their way through Maryland, as property owners trade machinery for hungry, four-legged landscapers.

Strong El Nino Could Mean Weak Hurricane Season

Strong El Nino Could Mean Weak Hurricane Season

Climate scientists expect a particularly strong El Nino this summer to lead to fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic, including Maryland.

On the Wicomico River, the Last Stand for Maryland’s Nutria

On the Wicomico River, the Last Stand for Maryland’s Nutria

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.

Bill to Make Development Guidelines for Sea Level Rise Passes

Bill to Make Development Guidelines for Sea Level Rise Passes

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.

Strong Bay Harvest Brought Few Undersized Oyster Violations

Strong Bay Harvest Brought Few Undersized Oyster Violations

Few undersized oyster possession violations this year indicate a strong harvest in the Chesapeake Bay, officials with the Department of Natural Resources said.

Bill to study effects of acidification in bay passes

Bill to study effects of acidification in bay passes

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.

Democratic Candidates Push Alternative Energy, Wary of Fracking

Democratic Candidates Push Alternative Energy, Wary of Fracking

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.

National Park Service: The Trees Will Bloom Soon

National Park Service: The Trees Will Bloom Soon

It’s called the nation’s greatest springtime celebration, but there’s one thing missing from the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington.

Bill Pushing Back Wind Project Raises Economic, Environment and Security Issues

Bill Pushing Back Wind Project Raises Economic, Environment and Security Issues

A bill that would delay a planned wind farm in Somerset County drew opposition from environmental groups, despite support from Democratic lawmakers.