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Six states sign agreement to work together to restore Chesapeake Bay

By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) – An agreement to restore the Chesapeake Bay by protecting its vast drainage area from pollution was signed on Monday by officials that included governors from six U.S. states. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement is aimed at restoring and conserving the 64,000-square-mile (166,000-square-km) watershed…

Oysters reclaim ancient reefs in Chesapeake Bay

By: Rebecca Jacobson An Oyster Recovery Partnership boat scatters oyster shells covered in oyster larvae into the tributaries of the Chesapeake. Photo by the Paynter Lab/University of Maryland.For centuries, the oyster beds in the Chesapeake Bay were…  …

Filmmaker’s videogame makes corporations work to save the environment

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Philippe Cousteau, grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, who’s taken up the family business of using film to shine a light on the world’s most important waters, has a unique new project that was turning heads at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive convention. Specifically, he’s…

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