Tonight is Earth Hour. Turn off your lights! More over at Nervous Birds or at www.earthhourus.org. Locally, Baltimore is participating.
Ninety years of birding notes are going online, thanks to Maryland's very own US Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The notes cover 900 species including some--Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet--that are no longer with us. (Thanks to Papa C for passing this along).
Mountaintop mining: Bipartisan bill introduced that would effectively ban the practice. This come shortly after the EPA announced a freeze on mountaintop mining permits while it reviews environmental effects.