Nutrient pollution from farmland continues to be the largest form of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. All states in the Bay watershed face significant challenges in reaching pollution reduction goals by 2025. Dave Harp

States, Chesapeake Bay Foundation threaten to sue EPA over Bay cleanup

By: Karl Blankenship, The 37-year-old Chesapeake Bay restoration effort descended into finger pointing and threats of lawsuits on Monday,

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Biologists set up a seine net to survey fish in the Potomac River above the fall line. The annual survey has been taking place since 1975. Courtesy of John Mullican

Climate change linked to decline of smallmouth bass in Potomac

By: Karl Blankenship, Amid the coronavirus outbreak that sidelined almost all other field work this spring, a handful of

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Chlorpyrifos has been used since 1965 to prevent insect damage to crops, such as the soybeans shown here, but research has found that it can damage the health of children and wildlife. Dave Harp

Hogan vetoes pesticide ban in favor of regulatory phase-out

By: Timothy B. Wheeler, A widely used pesticide found to pose health risks for children and wildlife is due

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Aerial surveys tallied more than 300 breeding pairs of eagles along the James River for the first time in 2019 — a number that had been the species’ recovery goal for the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed. Dave Harp

Bald eagles’ recovery along James River soars to new heights

Area’s 300 breeding pairs surpass goal for entire Chesapeake watershed By: Whitney Pipkin, In the late 1970s, the treetops

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Scientists carefully conduct a seine net survey along the Chesapeake Bay during the summer.

Record amount of freshwater impacts Bay water quality

Chesapeake Bay Program reports four percent decrease from previous high score News Release, Chesapeake Bay Program Annapolis, MD – The Chesapeake

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