Content about Natural Disaster


Hurricane Irene brought destruction to the mid-Atlantic region, but it also had a positive impact on the Chesapeake Bay, stirring the waters and allowing oxygen into the vast dead zone that stretches from Baltimore to Virginia.


By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service Friday, February 26, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - About 40 Eastern Shore chicken houses collapsed under the weight of the recent snow, and now the Maryland Department of the Environment is giving farmers the option to burn the wood debris instead of hauling it to the landfill.


By MORGAN GIBSON Capital News Service Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WASHINGTON- "Snowpocalypse" removal methods won't hurt the Chesapeake Bay as they flow downstream, but spring showers are another matter, experts say.

The salt poured on snow-covered roads is not a problem for the brackish bay because it is a mixture of salt and fresh water. What hurts are the plastic bags, oil, animal manure, dirt and trash that flow into the Chesapeake every spring.


By ALEKSANDRA ROBINSON Capital News Service Tuesday, November 24, 2009

EDMONSTON - This tiny town of 1,500, is soon to join the ranks of the country's environmentally elite -- towns like Seattle and Portland -- with the reconstruction of Decatur Street into a new green street.