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Is ethanol harmful to boat motors?

The largest recreational boat owners group in the land, BoatUS, is sounding the alarm along with the National Marine Manufacturers Association about the possibly harmful effects of raising the ethanol content in gasoline from 10 percent to 15 percent.

Please, leave young wildlife alone

It's spring and in the countryside, even in suburban backyards, the sight of a newly-born or young fawn, rabbit, squirrel, raccoon or songbird is not unusual. Whatever your feelings are, please leave them be. Don't try to help.

Real justice at last for rockfish scofflaws

The illegal catching and selling of striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay is not a recent phenomenon; it has been going on for decades. The lawmen even nab the fish thieves now and then, but local judges all too often dole out small fines and only rarely send anybody to the hoosegow for more than a few days. All that changed recently when the federal government got involved.

Bears dont live only in wild places

If you believe that bears – black bears, in particular – hang around only in quiet backwoods mountain places, think again. A wild black bear, not an escaped zoo or circus specimen, was recently captured near Centreville, a fairly populated area of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Inside Outside Celebrates Earth Day

Who says that Earth Day should catch the attention of Americans for only 24 hours every year? I celebrate our beautiful planet every day. Newcomers to this event ought to think about this.

Waterfowl hunters are the big spenders

  A report by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service shows the impressive contribution to the U.S. economy made by waterfowl hunters. But to an old hunter like me, this comes as no surprise.  

Alarming decline of U.S. bird species

An alarming decline of bird populations in the U.S.  is causing great concern among wildlife officials at the U.S. Department of the Interior, as well as conservation and birders' groups.   What's happening to U.S. bird populations?  

Arkansas now has northern snakehead problems

Maryland and Virginia fishery managers no longer are the only ones to face a potentially harmful critter that was discovered in the Potomac River in 2002 -- the northern snakehead that is supposed to be at home in China, not in the U.S.