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A big fight is brewing over a little fish — a fish that no one wants to eat but that many regard as the most important in the sea. Catch restrictions loom on menhaden, which is too unsavory to grace a dinner plate but much sought by commercial...
The interstate panel that oversees fishing along the Eastern Seaboard voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to cut the menhaden catch by up to 37 percent next year in an effort to protect the species and, by extension, striped bass. The 14-3 vote by the...
Tags: Government, Science, Bob McDonnell, Aquaculture, Reedville
A federal judge signed off on a deal between government regulators and the owner of the Sparrows Point steel plant requiring the company only to look near its shoreline for toxic contaminants it might need to clean up. U.S. District Court Judge J....
Environmental groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that the owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill need only do a limited search for offshore pollution from the plant. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its legal partners, including the...
Steep projected costs for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay could be trimmed by billions of dollars, a new study suggests, by allowing polluters to buy "credits" for less-expensive reductions made by others. The study, presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
Could pollution "trading" really shave billions of dollars from the costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay? Or would the long-running cleanup effort suffer at the hands of those looking to make a buck on it? A study presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
Careful Catch TuesdayMay 8, 7:30 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Foundation senior naturalist and outdoors writer John Page Williams will be guest speaker at a Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association meeting. He'll discuss the Careful...
Did you know these stats about oysters and oyster gardening? - Adult oysters filter up to 50 gallons of water a day, removing algae and sediment that negatively affect waterways. - Oyster reefs provide habitats for more than 300 different plants and...
Tags: Lifestyle and Leisure, Saluda, Demographics, Health, Gardening
New farm regulations being aired this week by Maryland officials would ease first-ever limits on how, when and where the state's farmers can spread animal manure and sewage sludge on their fields. The "nutrient management" rules, which were posted online...
Mathews County is considered a destination for those looking for a difference pace of life, as the Middle Peninsula county has grown more popular in recent years with retirees and other transplants. Still, fewer than 9,000 people remain spread over 85...
Tags: Canoeing and Kayaking, Sports
Record-high water temperatures and a March sewage leak are contributing to a large algae bloom in the Baltimore harbor, bringing what is known as a "mahogany tide" of reddish-brown algae to the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. The bloom is somewhat...
The O'Malley administration is proposing a regulation that in most of the state would require builders of new homes using septic systems to install more costly models that reduce water pollution. The Maryland Department of the Environment acknowledges...
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