| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Salty … with sweetness and a smooth finish.
That's the regional flavor of Tidewater oysters as they're now being touted in a new Virginia Oyster Trail campaign launched Tuesday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, part of his long-term effort to build a "new...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Jamie and Glenda Pini stood in the pasture of their small farm, among a herd of rambunctious goats, several large Angus cattle, and a pile of manure.
The Pinis' farm, off Route 100, north of Interstate 78, where highways and warehouses transition to...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:44 PM
At first she was surprised. Then she was disturbed. Now she's a little alarmed. Each time a different batch of male fish with eggs in their testes shows up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Vicki Blazer's eyebrow arches a bit higher.
In the latest study,...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Discussing the weather might once have been an alternative to arguing about politics, but not in Maryland in 2014.
Before the front that brought torrential rains to Maryland Tuesday had even passed, it became the basis for an attack by Republican...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Two recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria — one contracted by a man boating on the Chesapeake Bay — don't signal an uptick of the pathogen in local waters, experts say.
But the cases are a reminder of what the aggressive vibrio vulnificus...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Andrea Moran recently joined the Newport News Tourism Development Office as a tourism specialist, replacing James Dean, who is now working as manager of the Virginia Welcome Center in New Kent.
Moran will be responsible for promoting the city to state...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Environmental groups have gone to court in an attempt to force state regulators to strengthen orders given to Baltimore City and three of Maryland's largest counties to curtail their storm-water pollution.
A hearing was scheduled in Prince George's...
| May 3, 2014
| 11:24 AM
A couple of years ago, the governor of Maryland stood on a dock on South River, a bushel of steamed crabs at his feet, telling everyone it was OK to eat Chesapeake blue crabs again — sort of like the mayor in "Jaws" telling everyone it was OK to...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say.
Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Government officials involved in the multistate Chesapeake Bay cleanup pledged Monday to broaden and accelerate the long-running effort, including a vow to address the impacts of climate change on the ailing estuary.
Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania,...