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Frankenfish expand 'phenomenally more than we expected'

Destructive northern snakehead fish are expanding beyond the Potomac River. Incentives are being offered to anglers who catch them.

Tags: snakehead , John Odenkirk , Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , Frankenfish , Andrew Mollenbeck

Friday - 05/06/2011, 12:32am EDT

Md. plans lawsuit over spill of fracking fluid

Maryland's attorney general says he plans to sue a gas-drilling company over a spill of thousands of gallons of hydraulic fracturing fluid into a Susquehanna River tributary last month.

Tags: Chesapeake Energy Corp. , Douglas Gansler , Susquehanna River , fracking

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 10:09am EDT

Chesapeake Bay health declines in 2010, analysis finds

Two storms contributed to the C-minus grade the nation's largest estuary received on its annual EcoCheck report card from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Tags: UMES , University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sc , Heath Kelsey , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 01:33pm EDT

Cold kills off 31 percent of bay's crabs, but population is coming back

Despite the 31 percent of crabs killed off by the cold, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says the adult crab population is up and at its second highest level since 1997.

Tags: Virginia Marine Resources Commission , crab bowl , crabs , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 12:38pm EDT

Chesapeake Bay funding threatened by federal cuts

A move in Congress could cut federal funding for the Chesapeake Bay restoration.

Tags: Gerry Connolly , Bob Goodlatte

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 09:09pm EDT

Lawmaker seeks to crack down on 'kingpin poachers'

A Maryland delegate intends to file a bill Monday that would add up to two years of jail time to a list of penalties for first-time rockfish poachers, a direct result of poaching finds by Natural Resources Police in the Chesapeake Bay this month.

Tags: rockfish , Maryland Natural Resources Police , Herbert McMillan

Friday - 02/18/2011, 02:00am EST

Guide rescues 3 fishermen from frigid Bay waters

Three fishermen should consider themselves very lucky after a dramatic morning rescue.

Tags: Dennis Fleming , Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant , Calvert County , Calvert Memorial Hospital , fishermen

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 04:45pm EST

Eroding cliffs endanger Calvert County homes

Some 234 Calvert County houses stand within 100 feet of the county's cliffs, which are eroding at an average rate of up to 2 feet a year.

Tags: Calvert Cliffs , erosion , septic system , Critical Areas Program ,

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 02:00am EST
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