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Bottles, and plastics, and balloons, oh my!

Bottles, and plastics, and balloons, oh my! by Leslie Middleton For many of us, combing the beach for shells and bits of driftwood is part of the ritual of any summertime visit to the shore. A couple of days ago, I got to walk the...

National Academies report comes to STAC

In May, the National Academy of Sciences released a report that said it was nearly impossible to estimate whether Bay cleanup efforts were working because of poor efforts to track their implementation. Bay Journal Editor Karl Blankenship...

Hoover on Drilling

The Hoover Institution's Richard Epstein has issued an opinion on fracking. And what he says may surprise you. The Conservative-leaning institute's Epstein is not exactly a "drill baby drill" kind of guy. He acknowledges some...

Martin O'Malley's Marcellus Initiative

Today, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order establishing the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative. This move does not mean drilling is imminent. It just sets out a blueprint for how, when and who will be able to...

Shad tales

On my recent trip to the Great Lakes, I asked my friend, Dave Spratt, if he ever ate a shad. "What do I look like, a salmon?" he replied. Dave is the consummate outdoorsman. He recently left the Detroit News to start a website, Great...

Mississippi flooding carrying farm runoff

The great Leslie Kaufman of the New York Times offers this story on flooding in the Mississippi and how all that fertilizer runoff is going to creat the biggest dead zone ever in the Gulf of Mexico. It's hard to believe they spelled...

Carpeting the sewage system

If you, like I do, have an extra roll of carpet in your house and are wondering what to do with it, you have some choices. You can put it in your attic and figure out what to do with it later. (This was my particular option.) You can...

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