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Covering the environment is as challenging at its issues

The Trump administration has created challenges not only for the environment, but for those who cover it. Recently, I was invited – along with Bay Journal managing editor Tim Wheeler, and Joel McCord, news director of public radio...

EPA budget cuts are devastating to states, not helpful

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pressing Pennsylvania to come up with new funding to ramp up its Bay pollution reduction efforts, which are far off track. Funding for the state’s Department of Environmental Protection is...

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,...

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