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Oyster Populations Booming In South Part Of The Chesapeake Bay

Even good news about the Chesapeake can be overshadowed. In this case, it’s oysters.

05/09/2014

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Sen. Cardin Holds Hearing On Conowingo Dam

Concerns about the sediment-filtering capacity of a dam on the lower Susquehanna River in northeast Maryland and related environmental issues must be addressed in the broader context of trying to improve water quality efforts throughout the Chesapeake Bay region, officials said Monday at a U.S. Senate field hearing.

05/05/2014

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Watermen Protest Plan To Use Fossilized Oysters To Restore The Bay

An effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay comes to a sudden halt. There’s a plan to use fossilized oyster shells as building blocks to restore the bay.

05/03/2014

blue crabs

Survey Shows Drop In Female Blue Crabs In The Bay

Prepare to spend more green for blue crabs. Numbers are out on the annual survey of crabs in the bay, and they are not great.

05/02/2014

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Challenge To Chesapeake Cleanup Tests EPA Power

Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration’s plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, seeking to counter an election-year legal challenge by farmers and 21 attorneys general that could shape future U.S. environmental policy.

04/29/2014

bay grass

Underwater Vegetation Is Making A Comeback In The Chesapeake Bay

It was a hard blow to the Chesapeake, and it’s taken years to recover.

04/24/2014

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Md. Installs Nesting Platform For Osprey

Maryland transportation officials have installed a nesting platform for a persistent osprey who built nests that blocked traffic cameras by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

04/24/2014

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Bay Foundation: 2 Amicus Briefs Back Cleanup

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says more friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in support of a massive restoration of the estuary.

04/23/2014

(Credit; AP Photo/Kathleen Lange)

Chesapeake Bay Grasses Rebound After 3-Year Slide

Scientists say an indicator of the Chesapeake Bay’s health — underwater grasses — has reversed a three-year downward trend.

04/23/2014

(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Osprey Nest Blocking Traffic Camera Removed

A pair of ospreys that built their nest on a pole holding a Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic camera will have to find a new home.

04/19/2014

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Oxford-Bellevue Ferry Reopens On Bay For 2014

The ferry between Oxford and Bellevue will begin operating again this year in time for the Easter weekend.

04/18/2014

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge Rescheduled For March 8

Maryland State Police and Special Olympics Maryland have announced the rescheduled 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge, which was postponed in January because of below-freezing temperatures and high winds.

02/28/2014

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