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Just when the Chesapeake news starting getting good…

Rarely has the news about the Bay been so starkly mixed. On the one hand, underwater grasses — one of the most closely watched indicators of Bay health — have hit record levels. Blue crabs also appear to have clearly bounced...

New reporters will expand our coverage in VA, PA

With this issue, we welcome two new reporters to our staff who will help us bolster our presence throughout the watershed, particularly in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Donna Morelli has worked for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s...

Climate change in the Bay, Washington, DC

Climate change in the Bay, Washington, DC In our last issue, I reported about how climate change might make achieving nutrient and water quality goals for the Bay a bit more difficult. This month, we have a couple of articles about how...

Let us sing the praises of 2 unsung Bay heroes

The Bay has lost the services of two unsung heroes, both of whom I had come to greatly respect over the years. Jon Capacasa, who played a pivotal role in developing the Bay “pollution diet,” retired in January after 42 years...

Trust us, we don’t need to fake our news

The election is over, and like groundhogs emerging from their holes in the spring, we’re all beginning to look around and see what the world looks like. For the environment, it’s highly uncertain. Environmental issues were...

To-do list: Make plans for Bay Journal’s future

In the last couple of months, I’ve reflected about some of the Bay Journal’s accomplishments over the past quarter century as well as the ongoing internal review of our nonprofit organization, which is intended to improve our...

Witness & write: 25 years of bringing you the Bay

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bay Journal — and I recently took time to flip through a quarter century’s worth of the publication. I found more than 6,000 pages devoted to stories of Chesapeake water quality,...

The Bay Journal looks under its hood

Our nonprofit organization has some exciting projects and programs under way, including work on a redesign of the Bay Journal, some enhancements to our website, and even some new products and media partnerships. But as we mark the 25th...

We’re taking a break from work, but not the Bay

Summer is here, and it’s time for our annual break to give our staff a chance to get away from their computers and get outside — something we hope everyone else is doing as well. In case you’re at a loss for what to do...

Striving to save a Bay that fewer are remembering

On Sunday June 12, Bernie Fowler will walk into the Patuxent River for the 29th consecutive year to see how deep he can wade and still see his feet. Fowler is an inspiration for everyone who works on the Bay, or strives to clean up one of...

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