This Week's Features:
After a lifetime on the water, Janie Meneely has found a new voice as Calico Jenny, singing chanteys of Chesapeake Bay.
by Margaret Tearman, Bay Weekly staff writer
The Jailer Doesn’t Work Here Anymore.
by Vicki Marsh
The natural education of a new generation
The simplest of nature’s secrets are concealed in the quiet pools underneath our very noses, awaiting to be discovered by each succeeding generation.
Not magic, just timing, makes a bi-annual bloom thrice
As a bi-annual, sweet William requires two growing seasons to complete its life cycle. So planted in early spring, sweet William will flower a little the first year but flower profusely the second year, after which it produces a heavy crop of seeds before dying.
Poor communities have friends in green places
When sociologist Robert Bullard began uncovering the proximity of hazardous waste sites to minority neighborhoods across the American South during the course of his graduate research in the 1980s, the environmental justice movement was born. He discovered how distressed and poor minority communities are disproportionately exposed to industrial pollution right in their own backyards. In the intervening two decades, environmental and human rights advocates around the U.S. and the world have launched thousands of nonprofit community groups to battle environmental racism.
The moon and Venus get it on Saturday night
The sun sets around 8:20 this week, revealing a trove of treasures in the west, with Mercury beginning a four-week apparition, Venus climbing higher above the horizon, Saturn overhead and the waxing moon passing them all this week.
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When you’re fishing, you’re on the fish’s clock
I had just made a lovely cast, at least 65 feet, and skipped the bass bug back under the low overhanging trees by a good five feet. Quite pleased with myself, I leisurely stripped the line back in short irregular spasms, distractedly scanning the shoreline to choose the next challenging target.
Maryland joins the Climate Registry … eBay enriches Maryland treasury … Zero-interest loans lure Anne Arundel businesses to clean up their act … Road rage: worse in D.C. than in Baltimore … One less pollutant: even farm pesticide containers can be recycled … and last but not least, this week’s Creature Feature: On Virginia’s Shenandoah River, immune disorders make fish vulnerable to early death…
Chesapeake Challenge: A Way Across It
Last week’s tragic Chesapeake Bay Bridge accident was just that: an accident. Accidentally, it shined the spotlight on one of our region’s biggest vulnerabilities.
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Fishing the Great Outdoors
by Allen Delaney
I was seated at the bar in mid debate about who owned the best fishing boat at the marina.
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