Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'
Have you herd? Goats will soon be making their way through Maryland, as property owners trade machinery for hungry, four-legged landscapers.
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.