| May 23, 2014
| 5:29 AM
Noted for its quaint historic village and its proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, Mathews County is a destination for people looking for a different pace of life.
The small Middle Peninsula county has drawn retirees and other...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:24 PM
— Amid warnings that slashing the striped bass catch by a third next year could devastate Chesapeake Bay commercial fishermen, Atlantic states regulators agreed Tuesday to consider reducing the catch more gradually over three years.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:39 AM
While Maryland and most other Chesapeake Bay states are making decent progress in reducing pollution fouling the estuary, Pennsylvania is "substantially off track" and will receive additional federal help and backup action if necessary, the...
| 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,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:02 PM
For most of us, the mystique and grand beauty of America's rivers are breathtaking. Author Will Daniel pays homage locally with "My Virginia Rivers."
This 250-page photography book takes forays into local geography, historical distinctions and ongoing...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Old gym floors never die — they go to help build the greenest building in Virginia!
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says it salvaged more than 4,0000 square feet of gymnasium flooring from the former Campostella Elementary School in Norfolk last...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Environmental expo in Hampton
Learn about citizen impact on the environment at the Hampton Crabtown Environmental Expo on Saturday, June 7.
"The theme is 'Keeping the Crab in Crabtown' and will focus on the Virginia Deep Sea Red Crab," Megan Tierney,...