Posts filed under ‘Environment’

7-22-11: BMP, 1-2-3

A new National Research Council report says states may be undercounting or overcounting “best management practices” that reduce nutrient runoff and help the Chesapeake meet the EPA’s new pollution diet. We’ll hear from the EPA about what this means for bay cleanup efforts.

Continue Reading July 22, 2011 at 8:06 am Leave a comment

7-13-11: A Message of Conservation

David Pittenger has been working at the National Aquarium in some capacity since its inception 30 years ago. He’s preparing to hand over the reins to John Racanelli, a veteran of the California aquarium industry, who starts later this month. Before leaving, he takes Sheilah on a tour of the aquarium — and talks about the role aquariums play in terms of conservation.

Continue Reading July 13, 2011 at 8:05 am Leave a comment

7-5-11: Can We Save Our Ashes?

Is the end near for most of Baltimore’s street trees?

Continue Reading July 5, 2011 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

6-27-11: Aquaculture in Maryland

A look behind the delays in introducing aquaculture to the Chesapeake.

Continue Reading June 27, 2011 at 9:21 am Leave a comment

5-31-11: The Deadly Side of Climate Change

A study out of Johns Hopkins examines how heat waves in urban areas may be affected by climate change–and how they could result in more deaths.

Continue Reading May 31, 2011 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

5-23-11: Poaching in the Free State

The impact of poaching rockfish.

Continue Reading May 23, 2011 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

5-23-11: Up Herring Run Without a Paddle

After a big piece of illegally dumped fabric triggered a million-gallon sewage spill, we ask: How can we protect our waterways from the effects of littering and dumping?

Continue Reading May 23, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

5-18-11: Different Spokes for Different Folks

Baltimore City bike planner Nate Evans helps you make the leap into bicycle commuting.

Continue Reading May 18, 2011 at 8:02 am 1 comment

5-17-11: What Do You Do With a Refinery When It Stops Being a Refinery?

When an industrial or commercial site is left vacant, what sort of impact can it have on the environment? We talk with two people who work with programs that help to assess and clean up sites in Maryland: the director of the Baltimore Brownfields Initiative, and the program manager for MDE’s Land Restoration Program.

Continue Reading May 17, 2011 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

4-27-11: Our Crustacean Nation

How many crabs do we need for a healthy community?

Continue Reading April 27, 2011 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

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