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EPA assesses states' Chesapeake restoration plans

The Environmental Protection Agency is urging New York to submit its overdue state plan for cutting pollution that flows into Chesapeake Bay, part of an effort by all six bay watershed states and the District of Columbia, a top EPA official said Thursday.

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 04:35pm EDT

Tags: EPA, environmental plan

Conditions improve slightly amid Md. fish kills

Scientists say the conditions that killed thousands of fish recently in Maryland waters may be improving slightly, but dead fish continue to surface.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 11:02am EDT

Tags: mahogany tide

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: 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,

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: 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, city planning, University of Maryland

Virginia Beach lifts swimming, wading advisory

Friday - 05/18/2012, 09:55am EDT

Tags: Virginia Beach,

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 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, 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, Colleen Kelleher, michelle basch, Neal Augenstein, endangered rivers, American Rivers

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