| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:14 AM
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...