Chesapeake Bay

Trump Proposes Cutting EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program

Mar 16, 2017
Steve Helber / AP

 

President Trump's budget blueprint to “Make American Great Again” would cut EPA funding for the Chesapeake Bay by $73 million, ultimately killing federal programs to eliminate pollution that’s been plan plaguing the bay for decades. 

KATIE PEIKES / DELAWARE PUBLIC MEDIA

 

The Delmarva Peninsula lies under the Atlantic Migratory flyway, a path waterfowl migrate through. As Europe deals with recent outbreaks of a severe strain of Avian Influenza, some local poultry growers worry that just one infected bird passing through the region could contaminate and kill whole flocks of chickens.

Virginia's Barrier Islands Are on the Move

Jan 27, 2017
C. Hobbs / VIMS

A new study out this week has found that Virginia's barrier islands are moving. Nick Gilmore reports on what that means for the Eastern Shore.

Searching for Ghost Pots in the Chesapeake

Jan 17, 2017
Pamela D'Angelo

 

Every year, Chesapeake Bay watermen toss about 600,000 pots overboard to catch one of our favorite delicacies – the blue crab. But inevitably, some of those crab pots disappear. They become "ghost pots," killing millions of crabs and other marine species trapped inside.

Hampton River is Full of Oysters, Just Don't Eat Them

Jan 6, 2017
Kenny Fletcher / CBF

 

In Newport News, the Hampton River's shores are lined with wild oysters. But the water is so polluted you can't eat them. So why is the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Hampton University trying to plant more oysters? Pamela D'Angelo went out on the river to find out.

 

To put it bluntly, Hampton River has a poop problem.

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