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Plan calls for more access to Chesapeake waters

A new Chesapeake Bay watershed access plan calls for more ways to get to the water.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 11:16am EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay

Md. State Police host plunge in Chesapeake Bay

Some brave souls took an icy plunge into the Chesapeake Bay to support Special Olympics Maryland.

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 07:22am EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Point State Park, Polar Bear Plunge, Special Olympics Maryland

Md. DNR: Data hasten need to deal with Conowingo

Sediments behind the Conowingo dam threatening bay restoration efforts must be dealt with sooner rather than later, and Exelon should be part of the solution as part of the relicensing of its hydro-electric power plant, a Maryland natural resources official said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 06:55pm EST

Tags: Conowingo Dam, Chesapeake Bay

Tidal flooding pictures wanted

Maryland is looking for photos of higher-than- normal tides over the next couple of days to help document flooding.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 09:48am EST

Tags: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, King Tides, Kate Skaggs, Kristi King, Chesapeake Bay

McDonnell makes big, last push for lasting legacy

Gov. Bob McDonnell is using his annual address to the state to make one big, last push for a lasting legislative legacy, urging lawmakers to embrace his education and transportation reforms.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 05:55am EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell, State of the Commonwealth, transportation, civil rights restoration, mental health, teacher pay raise, Chesapeake Bay

Report finds bay restoration progress, concerns

A new report by the Environmental Integrity Project is calling for tougher state permitting and oversight to achieve Chesapeake Bay restoration goals.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 02:59pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay

Study: Natural gas exports would help economy

Exporting natural gas would benefit the U.S. economy even if it led to higher domestic prices for the fuel, according to a study commissioned by the Energy Department.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 04:51pm EST

Tags: Sierra Club, Dominion Resources Inc., Chesapeake Bay, Calvert Cliffs State Park

Va. to study effects of winter crab dredging

Friday - 11/23/2012, 03:03pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, crabs

Va. extends blue crab harvest by 2 weeks

Virginia watermen are getting an extra two weeks to harvest blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 12:31pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Newport News, crabs, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

Portion of lower James re-opening to shellfishing

Virginia public health officials are re-opening a portion of the lower James River to shellfishing.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 03:45am EST

Tags: shellfish, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Department of Health, Hurricane Sandy

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