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Chesapeake Bay oysters get more attention at pivotal time

In a Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 photo, Robert T. Brown, right, president of the Maryland Waterman's Association, dredges for oysters with Matt Bernd on the Chesapeake Bay near Ridge, Md. A study estimated market-sized oysters dropped from 600 million in 1999 to about 300 million in the Maryland portion of the bay in 2018. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Robert T. Brown pulled an oyster shell from a pile freshly harvested by a dredger from the Chesapeake Bay and talked enthusiastically about the larvae attached — a sign of a future generation critical to the health of the nation's largest estuary.

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In Md., Democrats and Republicans oppose offshore drilling

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan speaks out against allowing offshore drilling off Maryland's coast before an open house on the proposal that took place Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Environmental groups opposed to allowing offshore drilling near the Maryland coast picked up bipartisan support Tuesday ahead of an open house by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation, others, get $1.1M from USDA for farm plan

HAGERSTOWN — The U.S. Agriculture Department is awarding $1.1 million to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and seven partner organizations to help reduce farm-based pollution of the bay. The agency announced the funding this week. It will support about 20 livestock ...

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Environmentalists critical of Prince George’s development bill

A bill critics say favors developers and weakens forest protections in Prince George’s County has drawn the ire of environmental groups. The Prince George’s delegation on Friday voted to support a bill in the General Assembly that the Chesapeake Bay ...

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A new role for nonprofits saving the bay

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police Officer Steven Hunter looks through some binoculars in 2012, just south of Annapolis. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record).

While conservation groups typically stick to advocating for policy and regulatory changes, a few Maryland organizations recently found themselves playing an unusual role in helping investigators solve the biggest illegal poaching case on the Chesapeake Bay in 25 years. Earlier ...

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