Maryland officials say they plan to test a Chesapeake Bay tributary and oysters in St. Mary's County after a local resident found high levels of toxic chemicals in his tidal creek - a category of contaminants that have been traced to military and industrial sites nationwide.
A state agency is requiring homes on cliffs to be built farther away from the water because of sea-level rise. That's igniting legal challenges from property owners, who say they're on the front line of aggressive adaptation policies.
Toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are now confirmed or suspected in ground and surface water at 678 military installations, including 16 in Michigan, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.
The 2019 Chesapeake Bay-wide winter dredge survey suggests the population of blue crabs increased nearly 60 percent, from 372 million in 2018 to 594 million in 2019, according to information from the Chesapeake Bay Program's newly released report.