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Oysters save you taxes while saving the Chesapeake

If you want to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay and you're fond of oysters, there's a program you should know about.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 04:55am EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, taxes, WTOP Saves You Money

Police: Unattended kayak owner found safe

The owner of a kayak discovered floating unattended in the Chesapeake Bay has been found safe.

Sunday - 05/27/2012, 12:34pm EDT

Tags: Maryland Natural Resources Police, kayaker, missing, U.S. Coast Guard, Anne Arundel County Police, Maryland State Police, Chesapeake Bay

Oysters die off in Chesapeake Bay due to rainfall

As oyster growers prepare to harvest their maturing spat in the coming weeks, things are not looking good.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 12:48pm EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Oysters

Future area flooding prompts changes to building plans

The Washington region could be facing more flooding of the Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, even the National Mall in a few years. Residents could also expect longer periods of drought and more severe storms.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 02:08pm EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, flooding, Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, city planning, University of Maryland

James River added to historic Smith trail

A 220-mile section of the James River is now a part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:47pm EDT

Tags: Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake historic trail system growing

Trails along four major Chesapeake Bay tributaries are being added to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 12:29pm EDT

Tags: Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, Chesapeake Bay, airplane safety, Ken Salazar

Potomac River named most endangered

The river that supplies the Washington area's drinking water is threatened by urban and agricultural pollution, a nonprofit advocacy group says.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 12:06pm EDT

Tags: Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, Colleen Kelleher, michelle basch, Neal Augenstein, endangered rivers, American Rivers


Bay meeting to focus on environment, human health

Environmental problems in the Chesapeake Bay and how they can affect human health are the subject of a two-day conference in Baltimore.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 09:42am EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Inner Harbor, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Volunteers to plant underwater grasses in James

Volunteers who have been growing underwater grass sprouts at home for the last three months are set to plant them in the James River.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 09:03am EDT

Tags: James River, underwater grass sprouts, Westover Plantation, Charles City County, Chesapeake Bay

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