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Officials Probe Death Of Whale In Chesapeake Bay

Wildlife officials are investigating the death of a 30-foot-long whale found in shallow water near an island in the Chesapeake Bay at the Maryland-Virginia border.

02/23/2014

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The Great Freeze Of 1977: Remembering The Chesapeake Bay’s Mini Ice Age

Think this winter is cold? The winter of 1977 was so frigid for so long the bay froze solid.

02/04/2014

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Md. Environmentalists Against Repeal Of The Rain Tax Outline Benefits

With some in the state legislature moving to repeal the so-called “rain tax,” those in favor of keeping it promise a fight.

01/20/2014

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109-Year-Old Sailboat Used For Dredging Oysters

Around the turn of the 20th century, the skipjack was the vessel of choice for oystermen who made their living on the Chesapeake Bay.

01/17/2014

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Rescue Plans Underway In Antarctica After Ice Breaker Ships Used In Chesapeake Fail

Rescue plans are underway to airlift the stranded passengers on board a research ship trapped in the Antarctic ice. They’ve been there for a week.

12/31/2013

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Russian Woman’s Son Indicted In Her Death

The son of a Russian woman whose body was pulled from the Chesapeake Bay more than two years ago has been indicted on a murder charge in her death.

12/13/2013

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O’Malley Named Chairman Of Chesapeake Bay Council

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Thursday was named the chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, saying he hoped to have a new Chesapeake Bay Watershed agreement signed next year.

12/12/2013

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2014 Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Md. Environmental Challenges

The 2014 candidates for governor took a crack at the state’s environmental challenges.

11/05/2013

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Perdue Farms Gifts $50K To Raise Oysters In Maryland

A program growing in popularity received a cash infusion to keep oysters growing.

10/30/2013

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Suit Filed: Md. Watermen Say DNR Menhaden Catch Limit Threatens Livelihood

Watermen file suit against the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, saying the new rules restricting menhaden catch threaten livelihoods.

10/21/2013

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Farm Groups Appeal Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Ruling

Farm groups said Tuesday that they were appealing a judge’s decision to uphold federal pollution limits that are designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary, by more tightly regulating wastewater treatment, construction and agricultural runoff.

10/08/2013

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Artificial Oyster Reef Made Up Of Concrete Balls

An artificial oyster reef made up of 300 concrete balls has been completed in the Choptank River.

10/07/2013

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