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Lots of families make their homes on houseboats in the Chesapeake Bay. But one family caught the attention of police after neighbors became concerned for the welfare of the children on board.
Sea levels have been rising in the Chesapeake Bay at more than twice the global rate -- and one of the most important stops on the Underground Railroad likely will be largely underwater within the next 50 years.
Maryland Natural Resources Police say four people were rescued after clinging for hours onto a capsized boat in waters off the Chesapeake Bay.
In the annual report card from the Center, the health of the bay has improved, going from a D+ rating in 2011 to a C for 2012.
The Clean Chesapeake Coalition hopes the Conowingo Dam's relicensing process will create an opportunity to address concerns about the dam's role in Chesapeake Bay pollution.