The president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said the region’s record rainfall had a lot to do with the downgraded rating: “The record-breaking rainfall just brought too much pollution into the bay this year.”
Lawmakers and advocates are pushing for an increase in funding to conservation programs across the U.S. including ones that help the Chesapeake Bay cleanup in the 2018 Farm Bill.
Natty Boh rolled out its second-annual Tabs for Crabs program in July, promising 10 cents for each red, crab-etched can tab collected and returned to the company from consumers across the Mid-Atlantic. It collected more than 90,000 crab tabs.
As one scientist puts it, “Oysters require a certain amount of salinity to survive,” so all the freshwater that came down during the rainy summer has raised concern about the Bay’s oyster population.
Maryland’s governor, who’s the current chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council, said he’ll press other states Tuesday to “step up” their efforts to cut pollution that affects the Chesapeake.
Environmental advocates say a significant budget cut to the EPA-led program focused on reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay could reverse years of progress.
An early draft of a report to the Maryland Oyster Advisory Commission suggests opening up to 1,000 acres of habitat to watermen.
Swift streams, babbling brooks and rushing rivers in the area may not be as pretty as they look. Environmentalists tested natural bodies of water in five Maryland counties and found some unhealthy results. Find out where the worst problems are.
Three watershed states in the mid-Atlantic region that have committed to reducing pollution flowing into the Chesapeake Bay are failing to meet established goals, a new report finds.
Environmentalists devoted to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay say cleaning the bay not only will produce more crabs and oysters, but also create almost a quarter of a million jobs.
There\’s evidence at least some of the Chesapeake Bay is bouncing back after two massive storms this fall.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.