WASHINGTON (AP) — A Coast Guard investigation into the grounding in March of a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay faulted the pilot tasked with helping the ship navigate the waterway, saying he relied too much on one piece of equipment to navigate and was on his cellphone in the runup to the grounding.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay is getting about $33.8 million in conservation grants.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the grants Friday to support the restoration and conservation of the bay watershed.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Residents of coastal Virginia were bracing Sunday for the potential of severe tidal flooding, beginning overnight Monday.
Remnants of Hurricane Ian have moved offshore and formed a nor’easter that is expected to pile even more water into an already inundated Chesapeake Bay, said Cody Poche, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
HOOPERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The federal government has sold off a rather inhospitable lighthouse in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay for a six-figure sum after a bidding war at auction.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — New restrictions on crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay will take effect this year after the blue crab count plummeted to its lowest level since surveys began in 1990.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is launching a $28 million study for the next step in building a new crossing for the Chesapeake Bay at the current bridge site, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday.
Hogan said the study will not only consider the new crossing, but also look at solutions for the entire 22-mile corridor from the Severn River Bridge to the U.S.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay watershed received an overall grade of C+ on its latest report card, released Monday by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
The Chesapeake Bay health score improved slightly from 45 to 50 last year, for a grade of C, the report said.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday afternoon it had suspended its search for a missing boater in the Chesapeake Bay.
The Coast Guard announced the search for 63-year-old Christopher Martin Young a day earlier, saying it had commenced after a boat with “signs of recent occupancy" was found beached near Factory Point, Virginia.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is estimated to be at the lowest level observed since an annual survey tracking the population began in 1990, officials announced Thursday.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — U.S. service members were injured Thursday when a helicopter they were riding in made a hard landing at a military base in Virginia, U.S. Navy officials said in a statement Friday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $40 million on Monday to help restore the Chesapeake Bay.
The money from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law also will be used to promote environmental justice and counter climate change.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The subject during the Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday was wetlands licenses, but Comptroller Peter Franchot brought up the thing that everyone was actually thinking about – the boat.
BALTIMORE (AP) — After two unsuccessful attempts to free the grounded Ever Forward in the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard prepared a second attempt to free a stranded container ship Wednesday, more than two weeks after it ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Crews will try to refloat a container ship that has been stranded in the Chesapeake Bay for more than two weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.
The Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine Corp.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Dredging has begun to free a cargo ship stranded in the Chesapeake Bay for more than a week, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.
A salvage company began dredging around the 1,095-foot (334-meter) Ever Forward on Sunday and the work is expected to continue throughout the week, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Breanna Centeno said in an email.
BALTIMORE (AP) — There's now a plan to refloat a cargo ship that's been stranded in the Chesapeake Bay for days, the ship's operator said Friday.
Salvor Donjon Smit has conducted underwater inspections of the 1,095-foot (334-meter) Ever Forward and a rescue team can put the refloating plan in motion, but first authorities must approve it, Evergreen said in a statement Friday.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is investigating the deaths of five dolphins who were found in shallow waters along the state's coast.
The aquarium said in a statement that the dead dolphins are a species known as “common dolphins.” They are not typically found in shallow or inshore waters.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A cargo ship's hull was not damaged when it ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay and there is no fuel leakage, the ship's operator said in an update Thursday, four days after the Ever Forward got stranded as it left the Port of Baltimore.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A salvage team and naval architects are working together to figure out how to free a cargo ship stuck in Chesapeake Bay.
The Ever Forward was headed from the Port of Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia, when it ran aground Sunday night, the U.S.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Efforts were underway Monday to refloat a container vessel that ran aground in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
There were no reports of injuries, pollution or damage to the 1,000-foot ship, which grounded Sunday evening, the agency said.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A crane fell off a construction barge at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion project site in southeastern Virginia on Tuesday morning, but an official said no one was hurt.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler defended his record Tuesday as he made an initial public appearance before Virginia legislators, who will eventually vote on whether to confirm his appointment to Republican Gov.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The state of Maryland has sued Baltimore over what is considers excessive pollution discharges from a pair of wastewater treatment plants, saying repeated issues stand to upset efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay over the next few years.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a California-based contractor have started removing mud, sand and other materials from the Cape Henry Channel as part of a larger project supporting the Ports of Baltimore and Virginia.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two conservation organizations have filed a federal lawsuit against Henrico County, alleging the county allowed tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage to seep into the James River and its tributaries over the last five years.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Folks working in Maryland's oyster industry are hoping for a rebound this season after seeing demand and prices plummet this time last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Baltimore Sun reports that COVID-19 depressed demand.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced a new president and chief executive officer on Monday.
Hilary Harp Falk, who has served as the National Wildlife Federation's chief program officer, will start as the foundation's new chief on Jan.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Friday for counties affected by severe weather, as the National Weather Service warned that the mid-Atlantic region could see one of the biggest tidal floods in a decade or two as heavy rain and winds pummeled the region.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Regulators’ inspections of Maryland poultry farms in recent years turned up water pollution concerns in the majority of cases, but only a few of those operations paid fines, an environmental watchdog group has found.
Over the past 20 years, rainfall, flooding and sea level have increased across Maryland, according to data collected from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
From 2000 to 2020, precipitation in Maryland increased by 2.63 inches per decade, according to NOAA.
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — Mark Heller, of Manheim, wanted to paddle 444 miles down the Susquehanna River for a sense of adventure.
A year of COVID-19 claustrophobia and a similar yearning for exploration did it for the Rev.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — This year’s menhaden catch so far in the Chesapeake Bay is worrying Virginia’s top fisheries regulator, but the company harvesting most of the oily fish say they won’t exceed a set quota.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Four enormous container cranes have arrived in their new home in Baltimore after a two-month trip from China.
The cranes, which are some of the tallest in the world, squeezed under the Chesapeake Bay and Key Bridges on their way to the Port of Baltimore, stopping traffic on the spans on Thursday morning, news outlets reported.
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The National Weather Service tentatively confirmed the touchdown of a tornado in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County early Wednesday afternoon as the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved across the state.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The groundwater of at least nine military installations near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and Virginia is contaminated with high levels of toxic fluorinated “forever chemicals,” according to a report Wednesday by an environmental group that cites Defense Department records.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The acreage of underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay shrank for the second year in a row in 2020, according to the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Aerial surveys showed a total of 62,169 acres of the underwater grasses that serve as a home to small blue crabs and many fish, The Daily Press reported.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An effort is underway to make the larger Chesapeake Bay area part of the National Park Service.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Saturday that it would be called the Chesapeake National Recreation Area.
Researchers say the Chesapeake Bay likely will have a smaller than average oxygen dead zone this summer.
The Daily Press reported Tuesday that this looks to be second year in row when the bay’s areas of low or no oxygen are lower than recent averages.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The health of the Chesapeake Bay improved to a grade of C in 2020 — up from a C-minus in 2019, according to an annual report card by scientists released Tuesday.
Individual indicators on the health of the nation's largest estuary had mixed results in 2020, but the report released by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science found the overall bay-wide trend continues to improve over time.
CALLAO, Va. (AP) — A tornado that struck Virginia’s Northumberland County near the Chesapeake Bay destroyed one home and severely damaged a few others...
An environmental group says that Pennsylvania would have to spend more than $500 million a year to meet a looming deadline for reducing pollution that flows into the Chesapeake Bay...
YORK, Pa. (AP) —
They paddle every mile of the river in kayaks, through chilling rain and lightning storms...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The nation's largest estuary is still getting a D-plus grade for its overall health, according to a report released Tuesday by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation...
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County officials say that they've planted the first 300 trees as part of a goal to plant 5,000 in honor of Earth Day 2021 in April...
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A rare and prehistoric fish has washed up on Virginia Beach's oceanfront...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A bioluminescent algae has been lighting up the lower Chesapeake Bay along the shores of Norfolk and Virginia Beach...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland investigating reports of a casket photographed bobbing up and down in a river discovered the object was something far less macabre...