Queen Anne's County Considers Bill To Outlaw Balloon ReleasesThe bill wouldn't penalize accidental releases or those done by government agencies.
Aerators In Chesapeake Bay Could Eliminate Dead Zones, Local Environmental Consultant SaysDan Sheer, founder of Hydrologics drives his boat up Rock Creek where aerators have been used since 1988. It's a solution he thinks could help get rid of the dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay. 
Local Officials Hope New Marine Sanctuary Boosts EconomyOfficials in a Maryland county where a historic ship graveyard was recently designated a national marine sanctuary are hoping the recognition will also bring economic benefits.
Gov. Hogan Signs Executive Order For Energy Savings Initiative In State-Owned BuildingsBoth DGS and MEA will report each year to the governor on the progress toward achieving a reduction goal of 10 percent. 
River Herring Not Added To Endangered Species ListThe federal government says two species of herring are not at risk of going extinct, and will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.
Climate Change Could Pose 'Existential Threat' By 2050: ReportThe paper, by the Melbourne-based Breakthrough National Center for Climate Restoration, is not a scientific study, but an attempt to model future scenarios based on existing research.
Ocean City Boardwalk Businesses Reduce Plastic Use In New 'Protect Our Sand And Sea' CampaignRestaurants like Ocean 13 at 13th Street have made big commitments to reducing their plastic use and protecting Maryland's waterways.
Downpours, Runoff Lead To Decline In Chesapeake Bay's HealthScientists say the health of America's largest estuary declined last year due to the effects of record-breaking precipitation.
Is Smith Island Sinking? Army Corp. Of Engineers' Multi-Million Dollar Project Hopes To Stop ErosionWater is at the center of life on this island. Three tiny villages make up one small community living off the bounty of the water that surrounds them. 
'It Is Fragile' | Md. Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Reauthorize Chesapeake Bay Gateway ProgramA longtime advocate of the bay, Sen. Ben Cardin joined other state leaders for Earth Day in Annapolis- introducing legislation to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Gateway Program, while spotlighting clean water and healthy wildlife.
Climate Change Gets Worse Management Under Trump, Investigation FindsThe federal government is doing a worse job managing the problem of climate change under President Donald Trump, according to an investigation from the Government Accountability Office that included climate change on its High Risk List report on Wednesday.