Lawmakers blast Trump budget cutting Chesapeake Bay cleanup

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers from states surrounding the Chesapeake Bay on Wednesday expressed bipartisan criticism of President Donald Trump’s proposal to end federal support for cleaning up Chesapeake Bay. “The president’s budget that would zero out the Chesapeake Bay Program is…

Questions Loom Over Effects of State’s Oyster Recovery Efforts on Watermen’s Bottom Lines

While the state seeds the beds, are oystermen missing out?

Maryland Lawmakers Invite Local Teens to Compete in Annual “App” Challenge

Lawmakers are challenging local students to channel their enthusiasm for all things technological to make the app world a better place.

Scientists Probe Food, Energy, Water Solutions at World Bank Workshop

Researchers from across the globe brainstormed ways to meet future resource needs at a meeting earlier this week.

Three Coffins, That Bring Life to Early Maryland History, Welcomed Home

When a team of workers discovered three lead coffins dating back to the 17th century in the foundation of a long-gone chapel in St. Mary’s City, a remote historical settlement on the southern tip of Maryland and the Chesapeake’s western shore, they were in for a shock.

Maryland Wine Industry Sees Tremendous Growth Over Past Decade

Maryland’s wine industry, while not a powerhouse in the world of vino, has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and the state has the potential to become a major center of wine production in time, experts said.

Scientists Deal with Shutdown Fallout, Fear for Future Research

Scientists are scrambling to recover after the government shutdown forced their research to go dark and cut off federal funding for weeks. And the already beleaguered scientific community fears that another shutdown in January could be devastating.

Backyard Beekeeping Gaining Popularity in Maryland

Honeybees may be struggling worldwide, but Maryland is seeing a boom in amateur beekeepers. Despite a worrisome decline in the bee population over the last decade, the number of people registering as beekeepers with the state continues to grow—1,872 currently, up from 1,362 four years ago—according to the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Home Genetic Testing Faces Legal Hurdle in Maryland

With the cost of DNA sequencing dropping rapidly, hundreds of thousands of Americans are taking in-home genetic tests to learn their risk of developing certain diseases. But Maryland residents have largely missed out on the opportunity.

Maryland Emissions-Related Death Rate Highest in U.S.

Long-term exposure to air pollution leads to a higher percentage of the population in Maryland to die prematurely than in any other state, according to a new study on the impact of air quality on health.

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