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  • 2018 Bay Health Score Drops as Massive Rains Increase Pollution

    January 7, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s biennial State of the Bay report score decreased one point this year to 33, equivalent to a D+. The drop was largely due to increased pollution and poor water clarity caused by record regional rainfall.

  • CBF Statement on Proposed Changes to Mercury Air Toxics Standards

    December 28, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Yesterday, the EPA proposed to change how it looks at the costs and benefits of the Mercury Air Toxics Standards.

  • A Sustainability Sham

    December 21, 2018

    A student who fails to complete all their assignments doesn't receive a passing grade. But if Omega Protein gets their way, this logic won't hold true in the world of fishery management.

  • CBF Statement on Gov. Northam Budget Proposal

    December 18, 2018

    (RICHMOND)—Today Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced his Administration’s budget proposal, which includes historic investments in programs to restore Virginia waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Photo of the Week: We Send Greetings!

    December 3, 2018

    A beautiful day at Hughlett Point Nature Preserve was made even nicer by a huge flock of pelicans arriving, a waving crab, and fishing for over 2 hours!

  • Seismic Blasting an Unacceptable Step Towards Offshore Drilling

    November 30, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today the National Marine Fisheries Service authorized five companies to conduct seismic blasting off a large area of the Atlantic Coast to search for oil and gas reserves.

  • Our Greatest Fears

    November 21, 2018

    Monday's presentation confirmed some of our greatest fears about the Bay’s oyster population. The results found that Maryland’s oyster population declined by more than half from around 600 million market size oysters in 1999 to less than 300 million in early 2018.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Dropping Temps, Changing Bay

    October 19, 2018

    Autumn is officially here, as temperatures have plummeted this past week. And the Bay and its rivers and streams are reacting to the dramatic shift.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Rain Repercussions

    September 14, 2018

    All eyes are south of the Bay watershed this week, as Hurricane Florence barrels towards the Carolinas. The storm is predicted to cause billions of dollars in damage, with historic flooding and devastating storm surge forecast.

  • Trump Plan Endangers Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

    August 28, 2018

    It's difficult growing up a crab. Cold winters, predators, dead zones, vanishing habitat — these are just some of the threats a young crustacean faces. And now, a plan by the Trump administration to open the Atlantic seaboard to oil and gas exploration and drilling could upset the already precarious life cycle of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab.

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