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 …
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As the days grow shorter and cooler, the skies fill with birds migrating to warmer climates for the winter. The Chesapeake Bay watershed lies in a major migration path known as the Atlantic Flyway. Mountain chains to the west and the Atlantic Coast to the east channel millions of migrating birds through the Bay region. Among these fall travelers are eagles, hawks and falcons, commonly known as raptors.
The newest tool to get more farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to inject their manure into, rather than onto, their fields was trotted out this summer with a team of eight draft horses.
When David Folkerts returned from the Iraq war in 2005, learning to fly fish wasn’t exactly the first thing on his mind. He had nearly lost his left arm due to an injury sustained from a bomb blast and, after surgery, was sent to recover at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. So when retired Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson approached Folkerts at the hospital, asking if he wanted to join a group of other wounded veterans on a fly-fishing trip, he was hesitant to say yes.
A quest for the ultimate blue crab. An unprecedented marathon effort to cultivate crustaceans in a lab. A supercomputer crunching data night and day for six months straight. The …
I would like to greet this season of thanksgiving, grace and renewal with an attitude of gratitude — a clear acknowledgement and deep appreciation of the gifts bestowed on me by family, friends …
For a small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, this past week was busy with good things, bad things and very bad things happening. It was like we were being drawn into the maelstrom of the larger …
If you are one of the many people caring for an aging loved one, take the time to check in with them this holiday season, whether you live close by or are separated by hundreds of miles. It is more …
My dad’s hearing was damaged more than half a century ago when, as a young man, he trained to be an Army military policeman during the war in Korea. MPs were required to qualify for every …
Spencer Milo scrambled to his feet in the smoke and dust, his training and adrenaline taking over. He had seen the suicide bomber, a teenage boy, maybe 15, coming toward his platoon in the split …
Today marks the centennial of the establishment of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, dedicated to unidentified remains of U.S. personnel who served in the military during wartime. For one of the few …
Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting, while trying to feed, entertain and beg-to-sleep an infant whose day care had closed, I needed a break but couldn’t really take one in April of 2020. Enter …
Free speech with civility has been essential to our mission for years, and we know how important it is to a healthy democracy.
Daylight saving time ends in the U.S. and Canada on Sunday and most of us will be setting our clocks back an hour. There is a long-running debate about the benefit of the time change, given how it …
The best way to figure out how much you will pay for college is not to go by the sticker price. Instead, it’s to go by a college’s net price, which is often much lower. That’s …
Be extra cautious when you “fall back” Nov. 7. That’s the date we must set our clocks back one hour for daylight savings time. But watch out. The jarring shift to our daily …
The Chesapeake Bay has long inspired notable films, dating at least to 1965, when avid sailor and CBS news icon Walter Cronkite produced “The Sailing Oystermen” aboard the skipjack Ruby …
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park is surrounded by the forests and marshes of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, which protects the habitat that Tubman herself likely traveled …