A bird bander holds a black rail. (Woody Woodrow / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service )

Scientists raise alarm as North American bird populations plummet

By: Ad Crable, BayJournal.com Climate change, loss of habitat particularly devastating for coastal, meadow and forest species It’s hard to

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Carl Lee of Swanton, Maryland, harvested a 539-pound bear in Garrett County — the largest bear taken in Maryland’s annual black bear hunt — on Oct. 21, 2019. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources.)

Black bear hunt numbers up with growing population

By: Cody Wilcox, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Starting with a chance in a lottery, black bear hunting in

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