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Coast Guard Investigates Hoax Distress Calls On The Bay

Nothing but a hoax! Since June, more than a dozen distress calls were made on the Chesapeake Bay and now the Coast Guard wants answers.

07/22/2014

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Current Bay Dead Zone Larger Than Normal

Dead zones are a sign the Chesapeake is in trouble—and most every summer, one appears in the bay.

07/08/2014

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Tens Of Thousands Of Oysters Survive To Make Trip To Better Water

In perfect conditions, oysters raise themselves. But in parts of the bay, they need hands-on human help.

06/25/2014

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Divergent Views On Exporting Gas Through Bay

Dominion Resources’ proposal to build a liquefied natural gas export facility is dividing residents of the quiet town of Lusby on the Chesapeake Bay.

06/25/2014

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Lawmakers Urge Court To Block Chesapeake Cleanup

A group of 39 lawmakers is urging a federal court to block the Obama administration’s plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, describing it as an unjustified power grab.

06/24/2014

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Star-Spangled Banner Trail Follows War Of 1812

In the summer of 1814 — two years after Congress declared war against Great Britain — the British moved rapidly up the Chesapeake Bay waterways, terrorizing port towns.

06/21/2014

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Chesapeake Bay Council Signs New Agreement

Governors from states neighboring the Chesapeake Bay signed a new agreement Monday that will require state officials to submit plans in 90 days on how they specifically plan to fight pollution in the nation’s largest estuary.

06/16/2014

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Study: States Short On Some Chesapeake Bay Goals

States in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have made strides in reducing pollution in the nation’s largest estuary, but many jurisdictions in the six-state region are falling short in implementing practices that cut contaminants from agriculture as well as urban and suburban runoff, a study by environmentalists has concluded.

06/11/2014

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Md. Event Touts USDA Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Effort

The U.S. Agriculture Department is kicking off a Chesapeake Bay watershed cleanup program with an event in the Baltimore suburb of Cockeysville.

06/06/2014

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Downtown Baltimore Restaurants Celebrate The Soft Shell Crab

For many here in Maryland, at this time of the year, there’s nothing better than a soft shell crab. The demand for this delicacy is higher than ever right now.

05/30/2014

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Federal Regulators Debate Catch Reduction As Striped Bass Drop

First it was another season of fewer crabs, now it’s striped bass. The population is still strong in Maryland waters, but other states are seeing a decline.

05/14/2014

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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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