Washington, D.C., and states within the Chesapeake Bay watershed are making progress to reduce pollution flowing into the hobbled estuary but none is on track to meet cleanup commitments set this year, an analysis by environmental groups concludes.
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The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has dropped steeply, according to an annual survey released Friday, and Maryland officials said they will work with the crabbing industry to reduce bushel limits by about 10 percent this year.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust needs help naming the blue heron that appears on its logo an license plate.
Within the next few years, transportation officials in Maryland will begin determining how much longer the Chesapeake Bay Bridge can wait until a third span is built.
Authorities in Maryland are searching for a missing Stevensville woman.
Can a beverage get more Maryland than Natural Bohemian beer? Maybe.
So far, indications are the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Chesapeake Bay has not been as great as last fall when a pair of tropical storms caused widespread flooding throughout the northeast that dumped mud, debris and sewage into the water.
A legislative committee that oversees Chesapeake Bay restoration funds says nearly $372,000 is available for education and conservation efforts to benefit the bay.
An analysis of non-tidal Virginia localities that are part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed found wide variations in the adoption of development codes intended to keep sediment and runoff from entering rivers and streams.