Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'

Bay Report Indicates Overall Improvement, But Female Crabs on Decline

Bay Report Indicates Overall Improvement, But Female Crabs on Decline

While oyster and striped bass populations are on the rise in the Chesapeake Bay, crab populations continue to fall, and the water body may take decades to show signs of a strong recovery, according to the Bay Barometer.

Students Urged to Play Important Role in Future of Environment

Maryland high school students showed officials what they know about the Chesapeake Bay here Monday afternoon, starting with basic information and ending with how to pass legislation crucial to the bay’s future.

Cardin, Mikulski Oppose Obama Plan to Allow Offshore Drilling in Atlantic

Cardin, Mikulski Oppose Obama Plan to Allow Offshore Drilling in Atlantic

The Obama administration announced Tuesday plans to allow offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, drawing opposition from Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski and other Democratic senators from coastal northeastern states.

Farmers Breathing Easier over Delayed Manure Regulations

Farmers Breathing Easier over Delayed Manure Regulations

Gov. Larry Hogan the state's new phosphorus management regulations.

New App Helps Anglers, DNR Track Fish

New App Helps Anglers, DNR Track Fish

A new website and smartphone app, on which a group of Maryland-area recreational anglers worked for months, is expected to enhance the quality of a federally run program that tracks and helps manage recreational fisheries

Permits Allow Hunting on Maryland Farmers’ Fields to Control Crop-Eating Deer

Permits Allow Hunting on Maryland Farmers’ Fields to Control Crop-Eating Deer

Year-round hunting is possible through Deer Management Permits for farms with damaged crops.

Former Gov. Harry Hughes Reflects on Life Beyond Politics

Former Gov. Harry Hughes Reflects on Life Beyond Politics

"It was eight years of honest government" under Harry Hughes, said former Gov. Parris Glendening.

Talking Turkey With Grower of Bourbon Red Heritage Birds

Talking Turkey With Grower of Bourbon Red Heritage Birds

Raising Bourbon Red turkeys for the first time, Lee Swift, 57, owner of Chestnut Springs Farm in Jarrettsville, Maryland, said she's finding these bratty birds can be a handful. She's already sent about 50 to the butcher to be sold for Thanksgiving and plans to sell more for Christmas.

Anglers Leery of Revised Fisheries Monitoring

Anglers Leery of Revised Fisheries Monitoring

Revisions to a federal program used to monitor recreational fisheries, such as the striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay, have failed to gain the trust of the recreational angling community despite the millions of dollars that have been spent so far.

Report: Nutrients, Not Just Sediment at Conowingo, Affect Chesapeake Bay

Report: Nutrients, Not Just Sediment at Conowingo, Affect Chesapeake Bay

A multi-agency report found that the Conowingo Dam is not the biggest culprit for water quality issues affecting the bay, and dredging sediment from the reservoir behind the dam should not be considered a cost-effective solution.