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Chesapeake grasses down in 2011; rain, heat blamed

Underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay declined more than 20 percent last year, hurt by summer heat and heavy rains and snow melt that sent tons of mud and debris into the bay, the Chesapeake Bay Program said Wednesday.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 12:08pm EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, grasses, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Baltimore gets rare visit from harp seal

A seal that normally makes its home in the waters of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans made its way to the Baltimore area this week.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 11:38am EST

Tags: harp seal, National Aquarium, Edgemere, Chesapeake Bay

Oyster farming links Va. company to Annapolis

When it comes to oysters, Severn Inn customers want them local, and they want them salty.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:44pm EST

Tags: Severn Inn, Chesapeake Bay, War Shore Oyster Company, Pungoteague Creek, Port City Brewing Company

Company agrees to fine for Va. sludge violations

Synagro LLC has agreed to pay a civil fine and make improvements to resolve sewage sludge violations in three Virginia counties.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 03:16pm EST

Tags: Synagro LLC, treated sewage sludge, Fauquier County, Essex County, Goochland County, Chesapeake Bay

Flush-tax increase a concern for Myersville mayor

MYERSVILLE — Gov Martin O’Malley’s proposal to increase the flush tax is not fair to small towns like Myersville, Mayor Wayne S Creadick Jr said

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 06:00am EST

Tags: Myersville, sewer rates, flush tax, Chesapeake Bay, Wayne Creadick

Gov. O'Malley testifies for bay-related bills

Gov. Martin O'Malley says increasing fees on water use and limiting where developers can put new septic systems are essential to preserving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:08pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Croom

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