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  • Hampton Environmental Summit: Theme is Keeping the Crab in Crab Town

    Hampton Environmental Summit: Theme is Keeping the Crab in Crab Town
    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." The ...
  • Panel wants to boost menhaden levels

    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...
  • Stewards sought in Hampton Roads for Chesapeake Bay

    Stewards sought in Hampton Roads for Chesapeake Bay
    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. For...
  • Virginia's oyster harvest surges in 2011

    Virginia's oyster harvest surges in 2011
    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...
  • EPA lawyers stay busy with Chesapeake Bay lawsuits

    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...
  • $300 million Chesapeake Bay bond stalls in Virginia House

    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....
  • The end of coal plants in Hampton Roads?

    The end of coal plants in Hampton Roads?
    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...
  • Oyster roast on Nov. 6 benefits the Hermitage Museum

    Oyster roast on Nov. 6 benefits the Hermitage Museum
    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...
  • Chesapeake Bay advocates seek $300M in bonds

    Chesapeake Bay advocates seek $300M in bonds
    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...
  • Phosphorus part 3: How the element affects Virginia watermen

    Phosphorus part 3: How the element affects Virginia watermen
    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...
  • Virginia adds 840 miles of rivers and streams to dirty waters list

    Virginia adds 840 miles of rivers and streams to dirty waters list
    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...
  • Virginia cancels winter crab dredge season fourth year in a row

    Virginia cancels winter crab dredge season fourth year in a row
    NEWPORT NEWS — Despite objections from the seafood industry, Virginia regulators canceled the winter dredging of blue crabs for the fourth consecutive year. The move, part of an effort to rebuild stocks of the Chesapeake Bay delicacy, will have...