Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay health

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues Va. Over Livestock Rules

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is suing Virginia water protection officials to require large livestock operations to fence off rivers and streams from their animals.

06/29/2015

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HonFest Oyster Shucking Competition to Raise Awareness of Bay Preservation

HonFest’s 1st Annual Oyster Shucking Competition will give contestants a good time while raising awareness for oyster preservation in the Chesapeake Bay.

06/09/2015

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Man, 37, Dies In Boating Accident On Chesapeake Bay

Authorities say a 37-year-man has died in a boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay off Calvert County.

05/24/2015

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Algae Blooms May Be More Prevalent This Year

Algae blooms, some of them toxic, are increasing in the Chesapeake.

05/11/2015

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Bay’s Crab Population Starting To Increase

After a decline the past two years, the bay’s crab population is again growing in the right direction.

05/04/2015

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Salt From Recent Storms Now Making Its Way Into Waterways

A week ago, hundreds of trucks were being loaded with salt. When heavy snows came the next day, that salt hit the roads.

03/11/2015

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Rain Tax Hearing Gets Stormy In Annapolis

What to do about the rain? Lawmakers in Annapolis are debating whether the state should continue to collect that controversial stormwater fee, known as the “rain tax.”

03/03/2015

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Md. Man Sentenced In Rockfish Poaching Scheme Worth $500K

Fishing lands a man in federal prison. In this case, it’s 92 tons of illegally caught rockfish worth half a million dollars.

02/27/2015

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Environmental Supporters Cheer Regulations On Chicken Manure

Maryland lawmakers are targeting phosphorous pollution of the Chesapeake Bay.

02/25/2015

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge Sends Thousands Into Chilly Chesapeake Bay

Maryland’s 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge is going on as scheduled despite the winter storm that moved through the area.

01/24/2015

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New Federal Grants To Assist With Bay Projects

Millions of federal dollars are coming to Maryland and they’re going right into the ground.

01/22/2015

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Chesapeake Bay Health Improves, But Not Enough

It averages out to a D+: the same grade the last time the bay’s health was measured in 2012.

01/05/2015

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