WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Ash Trees Threatened By Pest In Howard County

Play associated audio
Emarald ash bores were recently found in Howard County, Md.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38427425@N04/3534277884
Emarald ash bores were recently found in Howard County, Md.

Baltimore has approximately 300,000 ash trees, close to 10 percent of the Baltimore's tree canopy. And replacing them is expensive, costing between $1,000 and $2,000 a piece, so the arrival of the emerald ash borer in Howard County is not welcome news.

The pest is commonly spread when firewood is moved, so state agriculture officials are expanding a quarantine zone and banning movement of firewood out of Howard, Charles or Prince George's counties.

NPR

'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.
NPR

You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
WAMU 88.5

A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

NPR

'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.