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By CATHERINE KRIKSTAN Capital News Service Friday, December 4, 2009

GRASONVILLE - From building boats and making sails to owning seafood restaurants and processing plants, black watermen have, for more than a century, made contributions to the culture of the Chesapeake Bay.

But their narrative remains largely unwritten, alive above all in oral histories, old photographs and now, a quilt.


By DAVID M. JOHNSON Capital News Service Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WASHINGTON - Micro-finance institutions that serve an estimated half billion of the world's poor could be in a unique position to prepare developing countries for climate change, according to a report by one St. Mary's College professor.

As President Obama and other world leaders visit Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, economics professor Asif Dowla, hopes poorer nations and their people will be kept in mind when decisions are made.


By CATHERINE KRIKSTAN Capital News Service Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ANNAPOLIS - Algae blooms, dead zones and intersex fish, just three small examples of the ongoing bad news about the Chesapeake Bay.

But in the midst of these watershed woes, one professor has held onto a sense of cautious optimism when it comes to restoring the bay's resources. And thanks to the positive effects of a recent measure to shut down a blue crab fishery, he has a reason to be hopeful.


By TINA IRGANG Capital News Service Wednesday, November 4, 2009

WASHINGTON - Republican Robert McDonnell's win Tuesday in the Virginia gubernatorial elections could roll back gains in that state's cooperation with Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay and other policy issues, experts warned Wednesday.

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Timothy Kaine has had "a very cooperative, positive relationship" with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, said Mark Rozell, a professor of public policy at Virginia's George Mason University.


By ALEKSANDRA ROBINSON Capital News Service Friday, October 23, 2009

HAVRE DE GRACE - Biologists from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources stood knee deep in cold water Friday afternoon, pawing through the contents of a seine net, searching for a species of fish that many believe could be extinct.

They tossed brightly colored leaves unceremoniously back into the stream at Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace, but each tiny fish was inspected. There were plenty of them -- many of them belonging to the darter family.