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Six of Maryland's 23 counties received the top rating from an environmental coalition for their Chesapeake Bay restoration plans.
Local lawmakers acknowledge that legal limitations on fertilizer used by homeowners would lead to cleaner water essentially for free, but that such actions "face strong opposition from fertilizer lobbies."
Six cages full of baby oysters tethered to a dock at Janes Island State Park were pulled to the surface and then inspected by a group of fifth-graders who have been tending to them for the past two months.
Thousands of people clad in bathing trunks, bikinis and even some woolly winter hats have taken the Polar Bear Plunge into the Chesapeake Bay for charity.
Would you give up plastic supermarket bags to save 20 cents? The latest bag fee proposal in Virginia is sparking debate.
Local officials are decrying what they say is a burdensome state watershed cleanup plan they say could cost almost $4 billion to execute in Frederick County
When Rick Warren and his father opened Warren's Bait Box in 1970, Rick was only 19.
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.
Shop in Montgomery County and you'll now have to pay for plastic bags.