Tom Pelton The Comeback of an Ancient Fishing Bird By Tom Pelton • Feb 11, 2014 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. Poultry Manure Regulations Spark Debate By Tom Pelton • Jan 28, 2014 Listen Listening... / 4:40 Environment In Focus Podcast 1-29-2014 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. Burning a Protected Marshland to Stimulate Plant Growth By Tom Pelton • Jan 21, 2014 Listen Listening... / 4:29 The Environment In Focus 1/22/2014 Every winter since the 1930's, federal wildlife managers have burned sections of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Local Movement Alternative to Industrial Bouquet By Tom Pelton • Jan 14, 2014 Listen Listening... / 4:44 1-15-2014 Environment In Focus Podcast More than 90 percent of the roses purchased in the U.S. are flown in from overseas, which creates greenhouse gas pollution. Watermen Evolve Into Aquaculture Business Entrepreneurs By Tom Pelton • Nov 6, 2013 I Love Blue Sea Listen Listening... / 4:02 Because wild Chesapeake Bay oysters are increasingly scarce, many oyster harvesters are switching to growing their own oysters in tanks and underwater cages.