Natural Resources

Washington’s Cherry Trees Bloom in Eastern “Heat Wave”

Visitors at the National Mall are seeing a familiar sight at an unusual time of the year, as the recent rash of warm weather in the area has led to a second bloom for some cherry trees.

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 Squirrel Pulled From Endangered List Following Conservation Action

A once at-risk squirrel was taken off the federal endangered species list on Monday.

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.

2005 Student Built Solar House Still Standing Ten Years Later

10 years after the Solar Decathlon in 2005, the students who built the house made sure to give it a life beyond the competition.

Roundup: New Maryland Laws Go Into Effect Oct. 1

A slew of Maryland bills covering law enforcement, social issues, environment, health and transportation will go take effect at the beginning of October.

Pope’s visit Sparks Maryland Congregations to Push for Climate Legislation

More than 80 congregations throughout the state are standing behind a multi-faith effort to spread climate change awareness and improve Maryland environmental policy.

Hopper Says Being Present Is Her Key to Success

Abigail Hopper was named the director of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Jan. 5 by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. Hopper left her position as the director of the Maryland Energy Administration to become the BOEM’s first woman director in its five-year history.

Cardin, Mikulski, Other East Coast Senators Say No to Offshore Drilling

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., joined other East Coast senators Wednesday to reintroduce the Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism (COAST) Anti-Drilling Act on Earth Day in an effort to block offshore drilling in the Atlantic.

Ice Breaker Boats Keeping Chesapeake Bay Channel Open

Dealing with snowy roads and icy sidewalks is one thing, but when it comes to breaking up ice in the Chesapeake Bay to keep the shipping channel open, it’s the Maryland Department of Natural Resources that comes to the rescue.