Federal funds aimed at boosting Chesapeake Bay oyster population

WASHINGTON – Efforts to increase Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population – a key indicator of the bay’s health – have received $800,000 in federal funding.   “This money will allow us and our partners – including the Maryland Department of Natural Resources…

Maryland officials join opposition to seismic tests in the ocean

WASHINGTON — Maryland officials have joined a host of congressmen in opposing the Trump administration’s plan to start underwater seismic testing along the Atlantic coast, operations that could lead to increased domestic production of oil and gas, but also could…

Ellicott City rainfall is predictably unpredictable

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland —  Ellicott City, Maryland, sustained two cataclysmic flash floods in the span of 22 months, the first in July 2016, the other in May.    “Although the two events are considered abnormal weather phenomena, the fact remains that…

NOAA releases prediction for the upcoming winter

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that this winter will be pretty standard. It could be wetter than normal, meaning rain and snow, thanks to El Niño.

Trump administration dives into fish fight with conservationists

WASHINGTON – An unprecedented Trump administration decision over the summer that overruled an interstate fishing commission has drawn the ire of critics who worry that keeping a healthy and viable supply of flounder in the Atlantic Ocean is being sacrificed…

Trump moves cast cloud over climate change work in Maryland

WASHINGTON – Maryland state officials and the Environmental Protection Agency have worked to restore the Chesapeake Bay and combat climate change over the past eight years, but uncertainty surrounds the future of these policies as a new administration enters the…

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