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Gov. Martin O'Malley says increasing fees on water use and limiting where developers can put new septic systems are essential to preserving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
Whales by the dozen are wintering in the unseasonably warm waters off this resort city, attracting a flotilla of recreational boats packed with sightseers hoping to glimpse the big mammals gorging on tons of bait fish within sight of the oceanfront's high-rise hotels.
WTOP's David Burd reports
Six of Maryland's 23 counties received the top rating from an environmental coalition for their Chesapeake Bay restoration plans.
Local lawmakers acknowledge that legal limitations on fertilizer used by homeowners would lead to cleaner water essentially for free, but that such actions "face strong opposition from fertilizer lobbies."
Six cages full of baby oysters tethered to a dock at Janes Island State Park were pulled to the surface and then inspected by a group of fifth-graders who have been tending to them for the past two months.
Thousands of people clad in bathing trunks, bikinis and even some woolly winter hats have taken the Polar Bear Plunge into the Chesapeake Bay for charity.
Would you give up plastic supermarket bags to save 20 cents? The latest bag fee proposal in Virginia is sparking debate.
Local officials are decrying what they say is a burdensome state watershed cleanup plan they say could cost almost $4 billion to execute in Frederick County