“Ada Limón is a poet who connects.” This was how Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden introduced the 24th poet laureate of the United States, whose tenure began Sep. 29. ...
Nancy Quinn is a 40-year veteran of high school teaching and is now retired and volunteering. In my experience, most Americans are tolerant, caring people. This is no longer a place for White …
Michelle A. Taylor is the president and CEO of United Way of Delaware. Thanksgiving is here, the weather has turned colder, and the party invitations are starting to arrive. I love this time of …
My 23-month-old Labrador, Thurber, makes me laugh out loud at least five times every day. ...
As we celebrate National Rural Health Day this year, we are reminded that a strong community is rooted in its people. ...
Today, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of I Love to Write Day, a grassroots campaign I launched in 2002 to have people of all ages spend time writing every Nov. 15. Over the years, there have …
Buying drugs on the street is a game of Russian roulette. From Xanax to cocaine, drugs or counterfeit pills purchased in nonmedical settings may contain life-threatening amounts of fentanyl. ...
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Tom Horton has written about the Chesapeake Bay for more than 40 years, including eight books. He lives in Salisbury, Maryland, where he is also a professor of environmental studies at Salisbury …
Kathleen Gaskell is a copy editor at the Bay Journal, where this was first published as the Chesapeake Challenge. At least 12 shark species have been observed in the Chesapeake Bay. Can you match …
I want to commend the governors of Maryland and Delaware for their leadership in joining the new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership, announced in June at the White House.
Winslow Myers, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is author of “Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide” and serves on the Advisory Board of the War Prevention Initiative. Eight days of …
Charles Emery, newly-elected board of trustees chair of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church, gave the following statement concerning the Conference’s Disaffiliation …
June is National Dairy Month, and Maryland Dairy Princess Elizabeth Karides wrote the following article to celebrate and educate readers about the importance of dairy products. *  *  …
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 …
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.
Crisfield High School senior Angel Tyler wrote the following after the band competition at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and it was first published in the school’s in-house newsletter “The …
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.
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.
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 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 …
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.