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Trump's Agriculture Pick Vows To Fight For Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Despite Budget Cuts

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Thursday vowed to defend efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay, even though the White House has proposed...

GOP Congessman Says Chesapeake Bay Pollution Is God's Fault

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania claims that God is a polluter. Rep. Scott Perry was asked at a town hall in Red Lion on Saturday if he supp...

Chesapeake Bay's Booming Oyster Industry Is Alarmed By Trump's EPA Budget Cuts

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

Ryan Croxton resurrected his family’s oyster business in 2001 from the same muddy swath of Virginia river bottom his great-grandfather leased 102 ye...

Summer Travel: New Boutique Resort On Chesapeake Bay

Andrea Poe | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Andrea Poe

For travelers coming from Washington, D.C., Virginia and the western shore of Maryland, there is no easier property to get to on Maryland's Eastern Shore than this one.

Chesapeake Bay Journal: Chestertown

Francis Levy | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel
Francis Levy

The Eastern Shore of Maryland lies on the Chesapeake Bay. Chestertown, a village along the Eastern Shore, with a revolutionary heritage is famous for ...

Computers Offer Hope Amid a Troubling Disease

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 04.11.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

As medical science explores ways to unlock the complexities of diseases related to aging, the results of this study offer welcome news -- and hope.

Chesapeake Bay's Best Restaurant Week Kicks Off

Andrea Poe | Posted 04.05.2016 | Taste
Andrea Poe

The seventh annual Restaurant Week In Talbot County on Maryland's Eastern Shore will take place beginning April 4 and running through April 9. People from around the Mid-Atlantic -- and as far away as New York -- flock to area restaurants each year to take advantage of the promotional prices during this special event with two-course lunches going for $20.16 and three-course dinners for $35.16.

Is Oyster Aquaculture Good for the Bay? 5 Questions for Dr. Ashley Smyth

Tim Ward | Posted 02.03.2017 | Green
Tim Ward

The EPA has put the Chesapeake Bay on a low-pollution diet, limiting the total amount of pollutants, such as nutrients and sediment. One surprising ally in the battle to save the Bay is the oyster.

Best 50 Immersive Tours in Northeast USA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Litchfield CT: White Flower Farm. Wander among the blooms at the famous flower and plant catalog come to life. Ask for a self-guided tour brochure in the shop, and be prepared to enter garden nirvana.

A Hopeful Window Into the Future

William C. Baker | Posted 12.10.2016 | DC
William C. Baker

Degrading the Bay took more than a century, and it won't be restored overnight. This fall's crystal clear waters are a window into what is possible if we continue working to stem the flow of pollution.

Martin O'Malley: Where Is He on the Environment?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.11.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.

Washington Is Finally Getting What It Deserves As It Sinks Into The Sea

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

New research indicates that Washington, D.C., is rapidly sinking into the ocean, news that might not make the rest of the country all that sad. The re...

Top 16 Things to Do In Unsung Waterfront Southern Maryland

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 07.09.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

With the country's first Catholic Settlement, the State's first Biological Lab, an important archeological conservation lab, a Naval Air Station, ancient fossils for the taking, incredible kayaking and a burgeoning food scene, this unsung, but incredibly important region -- within an hour's drive of Washington D.C. -- won't be unsung for long.

Ground Zero for Clean Water

William C. Baker | Posted 06.29.2016 | DC
William C. Baker

The Susquehanna's fresh water is critical to the health and function of the estuary. But the mighty Susquehanna delivers something else to the Bay--lots of pollution.

10 Ways to Determine if Small Ship Cruising Is For You

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Though they offer fewer onboard activities, small ships, defined as those that carry fifty to 300 passengers, are best for a certain kind of traveler. Here are ten ways to determine if small ship cruising is right for you.

Four Virginia Hotels Focus on Farm-to-Table Menus

Andrea Poe | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Virginia didn't need the current local food movement to appreciate its natural bounty. The Virginia countryside and its waterways have been a source of fresh ingredients for centuries.

Dumpster Diving to Save the Chesapeake Bay

Christy Everett | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Christy Everett

Twenty-first century buildings should use as much salvaged materials as possible in order to reduce waste and pollution and ensure that we can pass along a healthy planet to our children and grandchildren.

In Celebration of Our National Anthem's Bicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The War of 1812 didn't gain America much, as a country. It didn't address the complaints that led the Americans to declare war in the first place. We didn't conquer Canada. But we did gain a certain amount of what can be called our "national identity" after the war. Right at the heart of this was a new patriotic (and popular) song.

India Inside: Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many are unaware of the histories of these two free economies, which have been delicately intertwined for more than 500 years.

Summer In St. Michaels At The Harbour Inn

Andrea Poe | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

When it comes to waterfront vacations, it's no cliché to say that location is everything. The Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa in St. Michaels puts you in the heart of a tranquil harbor right off the Chesapeake Bay. This is an unhurried spot, where fishing skiffs are as present as mega yachts.

This Cake Is Only Accessible By Boat -- But Worth It

Erin Ruberry | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

Sit down on the dock of a 400-year-old fishing village. Enjoy your slice of cake bite by bite, layer by layer. Enjoy a few minutes of peace in a place where pirates once roamed and a couple hundred hardy souls still call home.

World Water Day: Reflections From Our National Parks

Theresa Pierno | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Across the country, our Great Waters, which are recognized for their national significance, provide drinking water for millions, support critical jobs...

Tale of Two Resorts on the Chesapeake Bay

Andrea Poe | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

For travelers to the Mid-Atlantic looking to escape the maddening crowds of the beach, along with predictable diversions, the Chesapeake Bay has two r...

It's Time for Factory Farms to Pay Their Fair Share

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Big chicken processing companies generate 1.5 billion pounds of fowl waste annually in Delmarva (the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia tri-state area), and...

Clean Water: The Solution, Not the Problem

Theresa Pierno | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Theresa Pierno

After decades of discussion and failed proposals, the landmark Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint should be replicated -- not attacked.