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Flesh-Eating Bacteria a Danger in the Chesapeake

A type of bacterial infection that can lead to amputation or even death if not treated properly has been reported at least five times so far this summer in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, according to the Calvert County Health Department.


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Va. Scientist Thinks He Knows What’s Killing Off Blue Crabs

An annual dredge of the Chesapeake Bay says the number of harvestable blue crabs decreased significantly this between 2013 and 2014 — to levels that haven’t been seen since before strict conservation restrictions went into effect more than five years ago.


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Police Checking Boaters for More Than Sobriety

Maryland Natural Resources Police safety message stretches beyond making sure whoever is behind the wheel stays sober.


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Chesapeake Bay Council Signs New Agreement

Governors from states neighboring the Chesapeake Bay signed a new agreement Monday that will require state officials to submit plans in 90 days on how they specifically plan to fight pollution in the nation’s largest estuary.


Finish line for swimmers competing in the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. (Photo: Margaret Hasken/All-News 99.1)

More Than 600 Swimmers Compete in 4.4-Mile Annual Race

Water conditions were near ideal for the more than 600 people who swam across the Chesapeake Bay for charity Sunday.


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Bacteria In Chesapeake Bay Prompts Swimming Advisory

With Memorial Day approaching, Virginia health officials have temporarily banned swimming and wading in part of the Chesapeake Bay because of bacteria levels.


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Truck Crashes Over Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

A truck driver died on Thursday after striking a stopped maintenance vehicle on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, causing the tractor-trailer to jackknife, hit a light pole and plunge into the Chesapeake Bay, authorities said.


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Regulators: No Major Impact in Gas Exports Plan

Federal regulators concluded Thursday that Dominion Energy’s proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would pose “no significant impact” on the environment — a positive step for the company.


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Maryland’s Oyster Population Booming, DNR Report Says

The Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population has more than doubled since 2010, and has reached its highest point since monitoring began in 1985, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


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Chesapeake’s Crab Population is Down, So Prices Could Rise Steeply This Summer

Blue crab lovers may have the wrong kind of blues this summer, according to an annual winter dredge survey.




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