| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The Chesapeake Bay'slong-suffering "smart" buoys, which have come back after being shot up and hit by boats and ships, now face perhaps their most serious threat yet - the budget knife.
President Obama's spending plan for fiscal 2013 proposes cutting the...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:59 AM
Update: Researchers from the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center initially misidentified the whale the washed ashore in Norfolk on Sunday. It is a fin whale, not a sei whale, Joan Barns, an aquarium spokeswoman, said Tuesday.
| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:27 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it would not take up Michigan's case against the Army Corps of Engineers to try to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
The decision marks the third time that Michigan has unsuccessfully spearheaded...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:15 AM
I just finished reading an article in a local publication that went as far to name various fishing communities such as "Tangier Island, Smith Island, Crisfield, Cambridge, St. Michaels, Oxford, Kent Island, Rock Hall and others in Bay Country" as being in...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Fall in the Mid-Atlantic region offers a break from the summer humidity, a pause before the cold, gray winter, and lots of great scenery. It's a perfect opportunity to get outdoors for some exercise that doesn't feel like a chore. Whether it is a peaceful...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:10 AM
In an innovative weeklong dining promotion, fresh Maryland Seafood will be featured on the menus of restaurants stretching from Philadelphia to Northern Virginia. From the Bay, For the Bay: Dine Out was conceived and is being managed by the Maryland...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 1:24 PM
The federal government is again considering listing the American eel on its endangered species list.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will begin an “extensive status review” to determine if the snakelike fish should receive...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 12:40 PM
The redevelopment of the old Chesapeake Restaurant space is moving forward with a new team after restaurateur Qayum Karzai left the project in July.
At the time, developer Ernst Valery said he was looking for a team to run the project's restaurant...
| Oct 2, 2011
The first time Mike Thomas appeared on my radar screen might have been Oct. 8, 1985. I was covering environmental issues for Florida Today in Brevard County. Thomas was covering the environment for the Orlando Sentinel.
I opened the Sentinel that morning...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 11:59 AM
After tons more striped bass were found to be caught illegally on Maryland's waterways this year — and 60 recreational fishermen were recently contacted by officials of the Department of Natural Resources informing them they could face the...