Tangier Island, Virginia, is slowly sinking. So much so that its 460 residents may need to relocate in as little as 25 years. Why? It depends who you ask. In this 5-part podcast series, WTOP reporter Michelle Basch visited the Chesapeake Bay island to learn more about its people and what’s really happening.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants to increase state spending on efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and improve the state’s water quality.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that more than $13 million in grants are being awarded to Chesapeake Bay restoration and conservation programs.
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.
The crest gates of a Susquehanna River dam have been opened to allow the river to flow freely into the Chesapeake Bay.
There hasn’t been a major mortality event for oysters since 2005, and some areas have seen population increases.
Striped bass — also known around here as rockfish — are reproducing at an average to above-average rate in the bay, according to the latest annual surveys done over the summer in Maryland and Virginia waters.
Gov. Larry Hogan says progress in fighting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay could be at risk, if Maryland doesn’t pursue a comprehensive regional approach to reducing pollution in the Susquehanna River, which flows through the dam.
Storms can reduce the salinity of Chesapeake Bay, which in turn can affect crab growth and migration patterns. But that’s not the only thing about which watermen worry.
A three-day weekend is a welcomed time for sellers of Maryland blue crabs. At the fish market in Southwest D.C., people line up for the regional staple at Jessie Taylor Seafood. See photos.
The 12-year-old Baltimore girl who died Tuesday in a suspected drowning at Sandy Point Park was in an area of the Chesapeake Bay restricted to swimming when she was overcome by a strong current, Maryland Natural Resources Police said Wednesday.
If you’ve been to an aquarium, you may have actually touched a cownose ray; they’re often part of “touch tank” displays, where aquarium visitors can see the animals up close.
Ever wish that you had a home on private land overlooking the Chesapeake Bay with enough space for your personal chef and dinner guests? Well, your dream can now come true. See photos.
Officials joined the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Commission to sign a directive to increase technical assistance to farmers to help reduce pollutants from runoff in the Chesapeake Bay.
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.
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.