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The Bay Journal is published by Bay Journal Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit new organization.


Regulators and environmental groups have reached an out-of-court settlement with the owner of an Eastern Shore poultry rendering plant that has been repeatedly cited over the years for pollution.

Residents and environmentalists fighting to stop a developer from clearing a forest in Harford County won their day in court, but it has come too late to spare the 326-acre tract from the bulldozers.

With Baltimore facing increased risks of coastal flooding from storms as sea level rises, federal officials have put forward a $138 million plan.

It’s been a lean season for crabbers and crab lovers alike, with the Chesapeake Bay’s popular crustaceans at their lowest level in more than 30 years.

Residents living along the waterfront in Baltimore County have been up in arms since March, when dead shad and “black poop” were reported in the river near the Back River wastewater treatment plant.

With many solar arrays ending up on farmland, a movement is fast taking hold to make sure that they will benefit the environment, agriculture and wildlife, and not just create a sea of silicon.

Lawsuit challenges Department of Natural Resources plans to rebuild reefs and plant hatchery-spawned oysters across 421 acres of river bottom in the Manokin.


A panel charged with rebuilding oyster populations while maintaining a sustainable harvest released 19 recommendations — only one of which called for anything new.

By Tim Wheeler Will Baker never intended to become an environmental activist. He studied art in college and planned to become an architect, like…