Dead zones are a sign the Chesapeake is in trouble—and most every summer, one appears in the bay.
In perfect conditions, oysters raise themselves. But in parts of the bay, they need hands-on human help.
Dominion Resources’ proposal to build a liquefied natural gas export facility is dividing residents of the quiet town of Lusby on the Chesapeake Bay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Agriculture Department is kicking off a Chesapeake Bay watershed cleanup program with an event in the Baltimore suburb of Cockeysville.
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.
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.
Even good news about the Chesapeake can be overshadowed. In this case, it’s oysters.
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.