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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

Earth Day provides chance to reflect on Chesapeake Bay

Sunday is Earth Day, a day to think a little bit more about the environment -- and maybe even do something to help clean it up.

Sunday - 04/22/2012, 06:27am EDT

Tags: Earth Day, Chesapeake Bay, Mark Bryer, Nature Conservancy

Frederick Co. considers fighting state ‘rain tax' law in court

The county is considering a legal battle against the state to avoid charging property owners for runoff cleanup efforts.

Saturday - 04/21/2012, 02:00am EDT

Tags: stormwater runoff, Maryland General Assembly, Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay crabs making a comeback

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says there's good news on the health of the Chesapeake Bay: "The blue crab is coming back and you see more of them."

Friday - 04/20/2012, 04:13am EDT

Tags: blue crab, Chesapeake Bay, Riva, dredge survey, Kate Ryan

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Heavy rains and a hot summer harmed the Chesapeake Bay's health last year, earning it the second worst grade on a yearly report card issued Tuesday by the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 05:17pm EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Hook

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