| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley picked an Annapolis veteran Thursday to oversee the waning years of his administration, appointing as chief of staff a man who has worked under four governors and earned respect in the environmental community for his candor....
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:17 PM
With a new survey finding the Chesapeake Bay's crab population at its lowest level in five years after a poor spawn last year, Maryland officials announced Friday they would move to tighten catch limits on the region's iconic crustacean.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's recently released 2012 State of the Bay Report tells us the health of the Chesapeake Bay has improved 14 percent since 2008. But that doesn't tell the whole story.
Throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, we hear...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Amid complaints over what critics dismiss as a "rain tax," some powerful lawmakers in Annapolis are mounting a last-minute attempt Monday to delay state-mandated storm-water fees that Baltimore city and Maryland's nine largest counties are about to assess...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Volunteers are needed for a tree planting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at at the Antietam Meadow Park, a community natural area park located near Waynesboro.
Antietam Watershed Association, in partnership with Washington Township and the...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 11:59 AM
A report says nearly nine in 10 rivers, streams and lakes inspected in Virginia have some levels of pollution.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued the report Monday. The assessments were conducted between 2005 and 2010.
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:20 AM
BATTERY PARK — Steve Carter finished unloading a dozen bushels of oysters from his battered fishing boat when he paused to look at the Pagan River.
“All out here,” he said gesturing toward a nearby inlet, “it’s loaded with...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:22 AM
The number of polluted waterways in Virginia grew Monday with the release of the state’s 2012 water quality report.
The state Department of Environmental Quality added about 840 miles of rivers and streams, 100 acres of lakes and two square miles...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 5:38 PM
While others found much to criticize about this year's General Assembly, environmental activists hailed it Tuesday as the most significant in decades for advancing long-running efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
In a year when lawmakers balked at...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:35 AM
The Yorktown Power Station and Chesapeake Energy Center, the two largest coal-fired power plants in Hampton Roads, burn on average 6,700 tons of coal every day.
The plants, which date to the 1950s, create enough electricity for 260,000 households. Yet...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 1:33 PM
Unhappy with Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposed budget, Chesapeake Bay advocates have renewed their call for a $300 million bond package to clean up the beleaguered estuary.
“It certainly would signal that the McDonnell administration is making...