If you grew up rooting for the 1964 Philadelphia Phillies — and even if you didn’t, you’ve probably heard or read about the team because, by now, the story of that squad’s …
Once again. I'm so, so angry. Once again, within two weeks’ time, a shooting has taken the lives of at least 21 people, most of them children. Senator Chris Murphy said, on the floor of …
In the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting, I feel it is very important that I share what Dorchester County Public Schools (DCPS) is doing to protect our children by providing an update on …
Making the struggle to restore the Chesapeake Bay even tougher, watershed states have been clearing more forest for development and paving over more landscape than previously believed, new data shows.
My wife, Sheryl WuDunn, and I were at a conference last week on addiction, and I come away scared. If you’re not frightened of fentanyl, you’re not paying attention. It’s a synthetic opioid that is cheap and deadly, and it’s hard to overstate its impact.
I’ve frequently tried to explain this and it never seems to sink in. But here goes anyway: 1) The idea of a waterfront development is not a new concept. Nor is it the first time the public …
Confessions of an environmental studies prof: When I ask my university students to name the best ways to save the Chesapeake Bay and the planet, and they answer, “Don’t eat meat,” I realize I might have gone a bit overboard or perhaps not put enough emphasis on “industrial” when I talk about industrial meat.
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Recent cold weather aside, spring is in full swing, and this year is definitely one to celebrate. As flowers begin to bloom and birds begin to nest, we are pleased to return to many of our favorite …
The bay is dead. Long live the bay. That declaration derives from 15th-century England — “The king is dead. Long live the king” — assuring the public an orderly succession. And reminding them that change is inevitable.
He had cleaned out his locker, so he could go home and kill himself. He squeezed out the front door of his junior high school, carrying a pile of books, two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a …
The following letter from Comptroller Peter Franchot, dated Feb. 24, was sent to the Honorable Ur M. Jaddou, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in reference to the H-2B Seasonal …
The last few years we have seen more and more of the attacks on our law enforcement officers than ever before. In 2019 there were156 officers that died in the line of duty. In 2020 the number rose to …
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said this week that it has “no confidence” that a pollution-reduction plan written to offset the impact of the Conowingo Dam will be implemented because of a lack of funding.
For a couple of weeks now, I have been reflecting on my experiences in this country as an Asian American — the discriminations I faced, the support and friendship that I received, why I reacted …
This follows my recent Cambridge Matters regarding the “transparency” requirement that Dorchester Citizens for Better Government is sponsoring (by petition) for approval by the voters in …
I’m not seeking sympathy, but I’m writing this on the eve of my annual physical exam. Don’t infer that I’m bragging about a commendable lifelong habit. By …
The population of bald eagles in the Chesapeake Bay watershed has soared in the past decade, leaping from just 60 breeding pairs in the 1970s to approximately 3,000 in 2021. This recovery story is without a doubt due to a ban placed on the pesticide DDT, as well as active wildlife management across the region. But now that the birds are back, there are several other reasons why our estuary is a go-to spot for bald eagles.
As the 2022 session of the Maryland General Assembly gets under way, a coalition of environmentally minded lawmakers is expected to propose legislation that would protect 30% of the state’s lands and waters by 2030 — in keeping with a nationwide movement known as “30 by 30.” As our representatives consider this bill, they should be aware that one of our state’s fastest-growing constituencies stands strongly in favor of nature conservation and climate action: Latinos.
Reunion time! Some drove up, some came downTo hear Dr. King speak in D.C., our hometown.By bus, car and train, many came a long wayAnd arrived on the eve of that wonderful day. We stayed at the …
Can you imagine how effective we could be if it were possible to put someone in the fast lane to Chesapeake Bay stewardship? Helping our family, friends and colleagues understand the value of the natural resources around us is no easy task. The strength of these connections is often directly related to a person’s ability to develop personal ties to nature through a lifetime of meaningful outdoor experiences.
A recent Reddit thread discusses the lack of heroes in modern society, but the truth is we have plenty of heroes. It’s true that in the internet era, historic figures we once considered …
In the midst of living in challenging times, with COVID-19 precautions in place that are causing changes in most areas of our lives, the Christmas season continues to do what it does best. …
With the second holiday season of the pandemic upon us, many people will have the opportunity to rejoin family and friends for celebrations. The pandemic has kept many of us apart longer than …
The late Paul Harvey Aurandt was an American radio broadcaster for ABC News Radio who was well-known for his broadcasts, which often concluded with a variation on the tag line, “And now you …