New report on the Chesapeake Bay finds encouraging signs

The latest report on the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed finds improving conditions for some of the key barometers.

Maryland’s growing tourism industry gears up for warm season

Here are some of the most unique and exciting vacation spots to check out in Maryland as the weather gets nicer.

Chesapeake farmers target runoff reduction, lawmakers seek conservation funds

MIDDLETOWN, Maryland — A gaggle of excitable white turkeys gobbled and clucked in their pen at Open Book Farm on a chilly afternoon in late October. Most days, the birds roamed free in one of the farm’s pastures, scratching and…

Cardin cruises to third term in Senate

GREENBELT, Maryland — For the 52nd consecutive year, Maryland Democrat Ben Cardin has been elected to hold public office. Cardin was elected to a third term in the United States Senate Tuesday, capturing the lion’s share of the vote on…

Students study life beneath Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Many consider Baltimore’s Inner Harbor crucial to the city’s economy and environment. Now, some students—and their instructors—are getting a first-hand look at what exists beneath the harbor’s waters and why it’s worth protecting.

Maryland unveils newest Chesapeake Bay license plate design

Maryland drivers can update their expression of Chesapeake pride and help with efforts to “Save the Bay” with a new license plate design that state transportation and environmental officials unveiled Thursday at Sandy Point State Park.

Bills would update Maryland’s forest conservation law

Maryland’s forest conservation law has failed to protect some of the state’s best forests, scientists and environmentalists say.

Legislative roundup: Oyster recycling; tobacco; female inmate health services

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill that would further incentivize oyster shell recycling. “This bill continues to promote a very viable shell recovery program that’s been in existence for five years,” said Sen. Stephen…

Chesapeake Bay advocates fear Trump admin. could threaten Bay’s progress

After the Trump administration’s attempt to eliminate funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program early in 2017, advocates and lawmakers say they’re concerned about the future of efforts to clean-up the Bay and say they will continue to fight to restore funds to the federal budget.

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