Chesapeake Bay

Spinner dolphins

New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining Sea

For your Fourth of July celebration, are you planning to get outdoors, and enjoy picnics, fireworks, and maybe some good music? Music was always a big part of the Fourth …

Phone Calls for Endangered Sea Turtles

Every year, when water temperatures warm, endangered loggerhead sea turtles visit Maryland’s coast and the Chesapeake Bay.  They often return to the same feeding area each year and in between …

Blue Crab

More Pollution for Chesapeake Blue Crabs?

After showing signs of a big comeback, blue crab numbers in the Chesapeake Bay are plummeting. This crustacean with sapphire-tinted claws is very sensitive to environmental and habitat changes—and officials were …

Chesapeake Bay Wins Big

It’s not often we win big in the Chesapeake region, but we did last week.  Federal Judge Sylvia Rambo ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency, keeping the pollution …

Weekly News Roundup- September 20, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Once a parking space, now a public park (well, for a few hours at least). NWF joins in for DC’s Park(ing) Day …

Seaford School District Celebrates Its First Schoolyard Habitat

This is a guest post by Margo McDonough of Delaware Nature Society. “What’s the name of the river here in your community?” asked Frank Piorko, director of Delaware Department of …

Baltimore: My Hometown and Now a City for the Birds

I grew up in Baltimore and still love all the special things about it: neighborhood pride, crab cakes, and the Inner Harbor. There is even more to be proud of in …

Understanding Our “New” Climate Threat: Ocean Acidification

A passionate advocate for the ocean, John Racanelli serves as CEO of the National Aquarium, where he immerses himself in pursuing the aquarium’s nonprofit mission to inspire conservation of the …

It’s Time to Renew America’s Commitment to Clean Water

Our nation’s investment in clean water began forty years ago with the 1972 Clean Water Act – a bi-partisan congressional commitment to end the flagrant pollution of rivers, lakes and …

New Report: 1 in 5 House GOP Votes Target Conservation Protections

From Theodore Roosevelt creating the National Parks System to Richard Nixon establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to George H.W. Bush signing a strengthened Clean Air Act, Republicans have a long …

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