Chesapeake Bay

Traffic backs up at the Bay Bridge in Maryland (Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.

05/15/2014

(Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

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.

05/15/2014

A waterman with oysters. (Photo credit: RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/GettyImages)

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.

05/07/2014

Chesapeake Blue Crabs. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

05/02/2014

A Blue Heron walks along the rocks of the Chesapeake Bay. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama, Farmers Battle Over Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

A court case asks whether the EPA went too far in negotiating an agreement that puts pollution limits on the nation’s largest estuary.

04/29/2014

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Cargo Ship Grounded in Windy Chesapeake Bay

The Coast Guard said the weather was to blame for the grounding of the 751-foot bulk carrier the Ornak and for a collision of two other vessels Tuesday night.

04/16/2014

People run out of the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. (Credit: WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Make-Up Day for 18th Polar Bear Plunge Underway

The 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge is taking place at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.

03/08/2014

People run out of the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. (Credit: WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Polar Bear Plunge Rescheduled for March 8

Maryland State Police and Special Olympics Maryland have announced the rescheduled 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge, which was postponed in January because of below-freezing temperatures and high winds.

02/28/2014

People jump into the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis during the Polar Bear Plunge in 2012. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Polar Bear Plunge in Chesapeake Bay Rescheduled for March

Special Olympics Maryland is rescheduling its annual Polar Bear Plunge, which was canceled over the weekend because of high winds and below-freezing temperatures.

01/29/2014

Canadian Geese fly near a Washington Metropolitan Police air boat traveling on the frozen Potomac River, Jan. 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Maryland Ice Breakers Clearing Chesapeake Waterways

This winter’s chilly weather has crews breaking up ice on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for the first time in years.

01/29/2014

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