It’s been talked about for several years, and now the state of Maryland and the Federal Highway Administration are conducting a $5 million study to look at where a new Chesapeake Bay Bridge crossing might work best, with more than a dozen options considered.
The Daily Press reported Monday that researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point are surveying watermen for ideas for solutions.
Taking a dip into icy-cold water in January may sound like an unpleasant time, but thousands of people bared the cold Chesapeake Bay waters for a good cause. See photos.
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.”
The legislative agenda unveiled Thursday includes the Coastal Protection Act. The law would allow the state to use an estimated $50 million in revenue from the sale of carbon pollution credits for coastal resilience projects. It also would dedicate funds for economic transition for coal communities.
The Democratic governor highlighted parts of his forthcoming budget plans on Monday. He’ll present his full budget to the GOP-led General Assembly on Tuesday.
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.
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.