| Jan 28, 2013
| 2:28 PM
It's what some would call smart marketing. Give a little and hopefully get something back.
Non-profits like the American Heart Association, Lung Association and The Salvation Army send out millions of customized mailing labels each year. Virginia...
| May 12, 2013
| 2:57 PM
In July, members of a work group created as a result of a measure that passed the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year will start looking at ways to get more information about pesticide use in the state.
This group — which will consist of...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:20 PM
A bill that would give Maryland farmers a 10-year break from new state and local environmental regulations related to water quality if they agree to take part in a state program to reduce nutrient and sediment discharges into the water was heard Tuesday...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Janet McKegg was born in 1954 in Washington County General Hospital and spent the first 18 years of her life in Pleasant Valley, about 10 miles south of Boonsboro.
She loved nature and its creatures from her earliest years, and also loved horses from the...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:53 PM
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 oysters."
"But you can't get them," he...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:14 AM
Did you know these stats about oysters and oyster gardening?
- Adult oysters filter up to 50 gallons of water a day, removing algae and sediment that negatively affect waterways.
- Oyster reefs provide habitats for more than 300 different plants and...
| May 28, 2012
The Peninsula Water Steward training was for 10 weeks with instructors from Virginia Insitute of Marine Science, Virginia Tech, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the York County Extension agent, USDA-Soil and Water Conservation District NOAA (National Oceanic...