Publikation: Chesapeake Bay Journal

Publicerad Jul 28 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 28 2014 - 1 rapporter

Islands of wilderness in Chesapeake region offer escape

By Carrie Madren on July 28, 2014Anyone who’s walked along a quiet Bay shore or felt miles away from others while on a deep forest hike or long river kayak paddle knows the subtle thrill of feeling far from civilization. These tiny glimpses of wilderness ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 28 2014]
Publicerad Jul 28 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 28 2014 - 1 rapporter

Lawmakers urge Obama administration to act against deceptively labeled crab meat

By Karl Blankenship on July 27, 2014A bipartisan group of Virginia and Maryland lawmakers is urging the Obama administration to protect the Bay blue crab industry from deceptively labeled seafood.President Obama on June 17 issued a memorandum creating ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 28 2014]
Publicerad Jul 28 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 28 2014 - 1 rapporter

Dog Days

Ever heard the phrase, “the dog days” of summer and wondered what it meant?In the time of the ancient Greek and Romans, dog days referred to the time of the year when the star Sirius (or Dog Star) — the brightest star in the night sky and part of the ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 28 2014]
Entiteter: Canis Major
Publicerad Jul 28 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 28 2014 - 1 rapporter

Figures show continued growth in Virginia oyster production

By Karl Blankenship on July 27, 2014Preliminary estimates put Virginia’s oyster harvest during the last year at 504,000 bushels, a 25 percent increase over the previous year and the most harvested since the 1987–88 season.Estimates from the Virginia ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 28 2014]
Publicerad Jul 28 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 28 2014 - 1 rapporter

Terrapins view crab pots as playgrounds, not death traps

VA researchers studying ways to make devices less appealing to the turtles. By Karl Blankenship on July 27, 2014If it were a reality show, it might have been called “Real Terrapin Behavior in Virginia.”For weeks this spring, biologists filmed and watched ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 28 2014]
Publicerad Jul 25 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 25 2014 - 1 rapporter

A cookout for a cause

Seventh annual Buy Local Cookout showcases Maryland's finest farm products By Rona Kobell on July 24, 2014It’s hard to be in a bad mood when you’re eating a soft-shell crab coated in cornmeal and Old Bay. Or a scoop of fresh lemon ice cream from Prigel ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 25 2014]
Publicerad Jul 23 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 23 2014 - 1 rapporter

Despite higher score, Baltimore waterways still get failing grade

Activists still optimistic that Harbor’s health can be restored. By Rona Kobell on July 22, 2014Baltimore’s harbor and the streams that feed into it again merited a failing grade on their 2013 annual report card, indicating the waters around the metro ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 23 2014]
Publicerad Jul 23 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 23 2014 - 1 rapporter

Bay had smallest ‘dead zone’ on record for early July

By Karl Blankenship on July 22, 2014Hurricane Arthur may have produced a rainy 4th of July for beachgoers, but its winds brought some good news for Chesapeake Bay water quality.The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that the oxygen-starved ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 23 2014]
Publicerad Jul 22 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 22 2014 - 1 rapporter

Urban Waters grants going to Anacostia, Patapsco watersheds

By Whitney Pipkin on July 22, 2014Three projects benefitting the Anacostia Watershed in the District of Columbia and Maryland will benefit from $1.2 million in EPA grants to revitalize urban waterways. A project in Baltimore that benefits the Patapsco ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 22 2014]
Publicerad Jul 21 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 22 2014 - 1 rapporter

Setting the Record Straight on Waters of the US

By Nancy Stoner on July 20, 2014There’s been some confusion about EPA’s proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule  under the Clean Water Act, especially in the agriculture community, and we want to make sure you know the facts.We know that we haven’t had the ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 21 2014]
Publicerad Jul 21 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 21 2014 - 2 rapporter

Map: Chesapeake Bay chicken legacy intact

By Whitney Pipkin on July 20, 2014This map shows that a key part of the Chesapeake Bay’s agricultural legacy remains intact: chicken broilers on the Delmarva Peninsula. The map shows one dot for every 2 million broiler chickens in the country left the ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 21 2014]
Entiteter: Agriculture, Census, Density
Publicerad Jul 21 2014 - uppdaterad Jul 21 2014 - 1 rapporter

Census: Farmland growing in Bay states

Increase in acreage has implications for Bay restoration strategies. By Karl Blankenship and Whitney Pipkin on July 20, 2014After decades of decline, one resource in the Bay watershed is making a comeback — farmland.Figures from the most recent agricultural ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 21 2014]

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Islands of wilderness in Chesapeake region offe... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 28 2014]
Terrapins view crab pots as playgrounds, not de... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 28 2014]
Lawmakers urge Obama administration to act agai... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 28 2014]
Figures show continued growth in Virginia oyste... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 28 2014]
Dog Days [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 28 2014]
A cookout for a cause [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 25 2014]
Despite higher score, Baltimore waterways still... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 23 2014]
Bay had smallest ‘dead zone’ on record for earl... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 23 2014]
Urban Waters grants going to Anacostia, Patapsc... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 22 2014]
Map: Chesapeake Bay chicken legacy intact [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 21 2014]
Map: Chesapeake Bay manure use vs. the rest of ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 21 2014]
Census: Farmland growing in Bay states [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 21 2014]
Setting the Record Straight on Waters of the US [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 21 2014]
DC’s hatchery seeks to restore shad to Anacostia [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 17 2014]
The Chesapeake Bay’s pollution diet, and my own [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 16 2014]
Fones Cliff-hanger [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 16 2014]
Swell shells [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 16 2014]
Slow steam ahead [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 16 2014]
War of 1812’s ghost battlefields [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 16 2014]
Halfway house for hikers [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 16 2014]
From urban eyesore to awesome escape [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 16 2014]
Not enough done to curb phosphorus in water, re... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 15 2014]
Getting a handle on slippery eel’s population c... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 14 2014]
VA groups influence gas decisions through educa... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 13 2014]
Rappahannock River Valley [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 13 2014]
She’s a mother hen when it comes to defending c... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 13 2014]
Leases pit Maryland watermen against oyster gro... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 11 2014]
A girl, a question, and a long answer [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 08 2014]
D.C. government to study toxic sediment in Anac... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 08 2014]
Explore Harriet Tubman Country [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Jul 07 2014]
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