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Chesapeake Bay

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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

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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

Chesapeake Bay

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

Yulia Pogrebenko

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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