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Farmer: Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Requires Unity

William Morrow is tired of farmers getting a bad rap.

Tags: Frederick News-Post

Friday - 12/03/2010, 11:46am EST

Chesapeake Bay comments due Monday

Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay is going to require its six watershed states to change the way things are done in waste-water treatment plants, on golf courses and on farms.

Tags: Environmental Protection Agency , waster-water treatment

Saturday - 11/06/2010, 08:56pm EDT

Switching to grazing helps farmers, Chesapeake Bay

As a restoration scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Rob Schnabel shuttles around Western Maryland in his hybrid car persuading farmers to switch to grazing -- which is healthier, eco-friendly and more profitable than confinement farming, where cows are kept in stalls and injected with antibiotics.

Tags: Chesapeake Bay Foundation , Rob Schnabel , Farmers , grazing , Farm Stewardship Program

Friday - 10/15/2010, 02:00am EDT

Delmarva beaches dodge brunt of Hurricane Earl

The biggest danger from Hurricane Earl will be rip currents and dangerous surf.

Tags: Hurricane Earl , Delmarva , Virginia Beach , Doug Hill , Ocean City , Rick Meehan , Bethany Beach , Rehoboth Beach

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 11:00pm EDT

Md. may temporarily lift ban on female crab harvest

The state may lift the ban on harvesting female crabs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 4 this year. The decision will be made by the secretary of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources and may come within the next few weeks.

Tags: Maryland Department of Natural Resources , crabs , Maryland Watermen's Association , Larry Simns , Eric Johnson , Tom Miller

Monday - 07/19/2010, 08:59am EDT

Mobile field guide debuts for iPhone

Nature fans who see a bird or tree and want to find out what it is immediately need look no further than an iPhone.

Tags: Chesapeake Bay Trust , iPad , iTouch

Friday - 07/09/2010, 11:41am EDT

Reward offered for boating hit-and-run information

The family of a Shenandoah County man who was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident in June is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the incident.

Tags: Shenandoah County , hit-and-run , Mark Gentile , Boating , Thomas Point Lighthouse , Maryland Natural Resources Police , Maryland Shock Trauma

Thursday - 06/24/2010, 12:16pm EDT

Oyster formation impacted by acidity in Bay

The shells of young oysters in Chesapeake Bay aren't getting as thick as they've been in the past, and higher acidity levels are to blame, scientists say.

Tags: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sc , oysters , Roger Newell , George Waldbusser , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 01:32pm EDT

Leave early if you are traveling for long weekend

WTOP Traffic Reporter Bob Marbourg, who has been following the region's traffic patterns since 1979, offers advice for when to hit the road.

Tags: Memorial Day , Bob Marbourg , Colleen Kelleher , Adam Tuss , beach ,

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 09:26am EDT

Prices up at crabhouses

Look for fewer crabs from Texas and Louisiana on all-you-can-eat crab menus and more from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

Tags: crabs , oil spill , Buddy's Crabs & Ribs , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher ,

Friday - 05/21/2010, 01:48pm EDT
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