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Friday, May 8, 2009 - 17:25

 I love this cartoon by cartoonist extraordinaire Tom Chalkley, courtesy of a neat new web site,  Doesn't this perfectly capture how everyone thinks the Bay's pollution is someone else's fault?  What is it going to take to change this?

Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 11:55

The most important mystery surrounding swine flu is the severity of the illness.  Why have almost all the cases in the U.S. been mild while there have been 176 suspected deaths so far in Mexico?

Monday, April 20, 2009 - 13:04

Every summer, our crabs, fish and oysters face a terrible menace to their survival – as much as 40+ percent of the Chesapeake Bay becomes a dead zone with insufficient oxygen for them to breathe. Not surprisingly, the Bay’s marine life is dying off. In the last 17 years, the population of blue crabs in the bay has plummeted 67%.

Monday, April 20, 2009 - 12:59

Governor O’Malley just announced a new program called Marylanders Plant Trees. As part of the state’s goal of planting 1 million new trees by 2011, the government will give you a coupon worth $25 off each purchase of a native tree costing $50 or more.

Monday, April 20, 2009 - 12:59

It is early morning. As you head into the kitchen for a cup of coffee, you stop to pull a blanket over your son who is sleeping in the living room. Suddenly, your unlocked front door is kicked down and a dozen masked men in black swarm into the house, screaming and pointing assault rifles threateningly at you.   Forced to the ground with a gun to

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