Tom Pelton

The Environment In Focus
2:27 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

The Comeback of an Ancient Fishing Bird

Double-crested cormorants were nearly wiped out in much of the U.S. before a rebound sparked by the federal government's 1972 ban the pesticide DDT and prohibitions on shooting the fishing birds.  

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The Environment In Focus
1:23 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Poultry Manure Regulations Spark Debate

Chicken Farm

Three years ago, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's administration promised to impose regulations on poultry manure to help reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Environment in Focus
1:20 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Burning a Protected Marshland to Stimulate Plant Growth

Art Canterbury starting fire in marsh on Blackwater Wildlife Refuge

Every winter since the 1930's, federal wildlife managers have burned sections of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

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The Environment in Focus
3:09 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Local Movement Alternative to Industrial Bouquet

More than 90 percent of the roses purchased in the U.S. are flown in from overseas, which creates greenhouse gas pollution.

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The Environment in Focus
2:12 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Watermen Evolve Into Aquaculture Business Entrepreneurs

Chesapeake Gold Oyster Farm
Credit I Love Blue Sea

Because wild Chesapeake Bay oysters are increasingly scarce, many oyster harvesters are switching to growing their own oysters in tanks and underwater cages.

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