| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:34 AM
Pity the lawyers representing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, especially when it comes to the Chesapeake Bay.
A federal judge ruled last week that the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a Maryland-based nonprofit, and others can argue on behalf of...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 9:42 AM
The second annual Virginia Roast & Toast: Oyster Roast and Microbrew Beer Tasting will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk.
Presented by the Hermitage Young Associates Board, the event will include...
| 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...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Mathews County is considered a destination for those looking for a difference pace of life, as the Middle Peninsula county has grown more popular in recent years with retirees and other transplants. Still, fewer than 9,000 people remain spread over 85...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:32 AM
Last year was the Virginia oyster industry’s best since 1989, a sign that sweeping regulations are helping restore the Chesapeake Bay’s signature bivalve, state officials said Tuesday.
Watermen harvested 236,000 bushels during the 2011...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:57 AM
Virginia lawmakers declined to back a $300 million bond package that would fund wastewater treatment plant improvements in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The bond, which passed unanimously in the Senate, hit a wall Wednesday in the House of Delegates....
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 12:04 AM
On Saturday, June 16, the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) hosts the Hampton Environmental Summit 2012 at the Northampton Community Center. The theme of this year's free event, taking place 10-3 p.m., is "Keeping the Crab in Crab Town."
| Nov 10, 2011
| 8:37 AM
In a move hailed by environmentalists and recreational anglers, an interstate fishery panel agreed Wednesday to boost the Atlantic menhaden population.
Meeting in Boston, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission set a new goal for the fish, which...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:12 AM
Want to be a steward of the Chesapeake Bay?
The Hampton Roads-based office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is accepting applications for an eight-week adult education course called VoiCeS — an acronym for Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards.
| May 3, 2010
| 4:30 PM
The oil dispersants being used in the Gulf of Mexico spill may help destroy the oil a little faster, but their primary purpose is to alter its destination so that the oil stays in the deep ocean rather than reaching the shore.
Scientists don't know...