With the summit in Paris this week putting a renewed spotlight on the impacts of climate change, one might wonder: how is a changing climate affecting the D.C. region? Capital Weather Gang's Angela Fritz connects the dots for us.
Captain Rachel Dean has been working on the water for years — but don't call her a "waterwoman." The southern Maryland native says she and her fellow female watermen — while a minority — are every bit as hard-working as the boys.
The history of the Chesapeake Bay has long been tied up in the Oyster industry, but over-harvesting and environmental degradation caused the Bay oyster population to nearly disappear by the end of the 20th century. As Kate Livie describes in her new book, oysters are now making a big comeback.
The federal administrators and elected leaders overseeing the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay say there are signs that the watershed is getting cleaner. But environmental advocates say the restoration process is falling dangerously behind schedule.
A bodysnatching parasite is spreading through crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay, and so far, the crab species at risk are of little economic consequence. But biologists say this invasive parasite has cousins that could wreak havoc with the Bay's fisheries.
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