May 25, 2024

DNR’s 2023 Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia Report

Data collected by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominion University show that July 2023 dissolved oxygen conditions in the Chesapeake Bay mainstem of Maryland and Virginia continued to be much better than average.

Lawmakers: Invasive Species Damaging the Bay

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Maryland’s congressional delegation is calling on the US Department of Commerce to declare a state of emergency in response to the invasive species threatening the Chesapeake Bay.

Latest US Aid Package to Ukraine Is Largest Yet

Aid Package

The latest package of military aid from the US is the biggest to date for Ukraine. The Defense Department will be delivering Bradleys and other infantry fighting vehicles armed with anti-tank missiles as part of a $3.75 billion assistance package.

No Bay Bridge Expansion Any Time Soon

Don’t expect another span across Chesapeake Bay any time soon. Maryland Transportation Authority officials say they have four or five years to analyze alternatives and assess environmental impacts and only then, if the state gets federal approval and funding can design and construction begin.

RIMPAC Tests 3D Technology at Sea

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The US Navy has installed a liquid-metal 3D printer on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship Essex to help test the new printing technology at sea.

Action Demanded on Sewage Release into Chesapeake

After discovering that two wastewater treatment plants in Baltimore have been releasing millions of gallons of partially untreated sewage into the Chesapeake Bay, Blue Water Maryland has notified the city it may file a lawsuit to force improvements. The state has confirmed discharge violations near the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant and Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Report Sightings to DolphinWatch App

DolphinWatch

Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have created an app that allows Chesapeake Bay visitors and residents to report dolphin sightings.

MPT Chesapeake Program Shot Partially in Piney Point

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Maryland Public Television will celebrate the Chesapeake Bay region April 18-24 during its Chesapeake Bay Week, programs and documentaries highlighting the nation’s largest estuary. The cornerstone of the series is the premiere of “Creatures of the Chesapeake” at 8 pm April 20. This special program, which was shot partially at the Piney Point Aquaculture Center, uses macro photography to provide an up-close look at some of the bay’s most iconic and unusual species.

2020 Assessment Gives Chesapeake Bay D+ Rating

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released its 2020 State of the Bay report, and last year’s assessment gave the bay a D+ rating, one point less than the 2018 score.

Virtual Ceremony to Mark Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Pearl Harbor

The coronavirus pandemic will keep Pearl Harbor survivors from attending the 79th Commemorative Ceremony remembering those killed in the attack that launched the US into World War II. The ceremony today, Dec. 7, will be closed to the public, but will be live streamed starting at approximately 7:45 am.