Chesapeake Bay

Nearly 6,000 people dove into freezing cold water for the 2015 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. (Photo Credit: Steve Ruark)

Polar Bear Plunge Sends Thousands Into Chilly Chesapeake Bay

Maryland’s 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge is going on as scheduled despite the winter storm that moved through the area.

01/24/2015

Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

USDA Grants to Benefit Chesapeake Bay Restoration

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Chesapeake Bay restoration projects will receive more than $18 million in funding.

01/15/2015

Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Exelon to Fund More Study of Conowingo Dam

The Maryland Department of the Environment says Exelon Corp. will pay up to $3.5 million to fund more study of the Conowingo power dam’s effects on Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay water quality.

12/08/2014

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

Blue Crab Industry Struggles Persist in Va.

The downtown waterfront here at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay used to be dotted with so many crab processing plants that Hampton was once known as Crabtown.

11/22/2014

Photo credit: Heather Leigh Carroll

Whale Stranded Along Bay in Va. Euthanized

Rescuers euthanized a whale after it was found stranded along the Chesapeake Bay shore in Virginia Beach.

11/19/2014

Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Dominion Natural Gas Exports Plan Gets Federal OK

Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

09/30/2014

Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Md. Captain Suing for Illness; Employer Claims He’s Not a ‘Seaman’

The boat captain worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and when he wasn’t operating a boat, he was working on them and around the dock.

09/27/2014

Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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.

07/30/2014

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

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.

07/03/2014

A police officers, some boaters, and a tale of caution. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Police Checking Boaters for More Than Sobriety

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

07/03/2014

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