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10.14.10

By NICOLE DAO Capital News Service Friday, October 15, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - As a restoration scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Rob Schnabel shuttles around Western Maryland in his hybrid car persuading farmers to switch to grazing -- which is healthier, eco-friendly and more profitable than confinement farming, where cows are kept in stalls and injected with antibiotics.

03.12.10

By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service Friday, March 12, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - For 20 years, Roy Rafter made his living as a waterman, catching fish, crabs and oysters. Now, Rafter spends hours in a dark boat, working to catch poachers.

"It's kind of like fishing. Sometimes you catch them, sometimes you don't," said Rafter, a Natural Resources Police corporal, as he finished up a predawn patrol of the Chesapeake Bay Wednesday morning.

01.15.10

Out on the Chesapeake's Prospect Bay, blinding morning sunlight dances off the thick layer of ice that covers the freezing waters for as far as the eye can see. At the docks, local watermen are confined to dry land, their boats frozen in the ice. Then comes the Sandusky to the rescue. Throughout the eastern Chesapeake this week, the 80-foot, 120-ton, steel-hulled boat, was breaking ice and setting watermen free to do their business.

12.18.09

"I'm getting more optimistic than I was, say, five years ago, particularly with the federal government taking the action they're taking," said former Gov. Harry Hughes.