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  • August Dead Zone Is Bad News for the Bay

    September 17, 2021

    CBF raised concerns about Bay restoration efforts following the August dead zone report. The report, from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominion University, found that dissolved oxygen conditions in Maryland and Virginia were worse than average this August following two better-than-average months.

  • What Does Hurricane Ida Mean for the Chesapeake Bay?

    September 2, 2021

    CBF's Director of Science and Agricultural Policy Beth McGee tells us what we need to know.

  • CBF Issuses Statement on 2020 Bay Grasses Survey Results

    July 28, 2021

    The Chesapeake Bay Program has released the results of the 2020 Bay grasses survey, which found a 7 percent decline from 2019.

  • Blue Crabs: How are They Doing?

    June 23, 2021

    Long-term, blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay are doing better than they were. But a record low number of juvenile crabs this year raises the need for caution. Chris Moore, CBF's Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist, breaks down the numbers and what they mean.

  • CBF Issues Statement on UMCES Report Card

    June 22, 2021

    The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has released its Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card for 2020 and its overall score remained unchanged from last year at a B-.

  • In Hot Water

    April 13, 2021

    The world's oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of the warming generated by climate change. The Bay and the species that call it home are feeling the heat.

  • CBF's 2020 State of the Bay Score Down Slightly

    January 5, 2021

    This year, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's assessment of the State of the Bay remained at a D+, but declined by one point from 2018. While concerning, the decline is largely due to ineffective management of the Bay's striped bass population, as opposed to water quality concerns.

  • Underwater Grasses: How Are They Doing?

    August 6, 2020

    Underwater grasses are a critical habitat in the Bay and its tidal rivers. But how are they doing?

  • CBF Issues Statement on 2019 Declines in Bay Grasses

    July 8, 2020

    The 2019 Bay grasses assessment released by the Chesapeake Bay Program today found a 38 percent decline in grasses between 2018-19.

  • CBF Assesses PA, MD, VA Plans to Achieve 2025 Pollution Reduction Goals

    August 23, 2019

    With only six years left for Bay jurisdictions to implement plans necessary to restore water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay, Bay jurisdictions have now sent the EPA their final plans that outline how the 2025 goal will be met.

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