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Changing Chesapeake: The New Oyster Battle

Changing Chesapeake: The New Oyster Battle

Virginia watermen say the state is forcing them to harvest wild oysters from the same spot, creating a dangerous situation. The state agrees there are too many oystermen on the water but has a different solution than what... Read More

Monday, Sep 12, 2016
Changing Chesapeake: Robbing the Rivers of Oysters

Changing Chesapeake: Robbing the Rivers of Oysters

The News4 I-Team finds the same oystermen are repeatedly getting caught breaking the rules. See the high-tech ways Virginia is now cracking down on repeat offenders to make sure you have enough safe oysters to eat. Read More

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
Changing Chesapeake: Terrapins Coming Back From the Brink

Changing Chesapeake: Terrapins Coming Back From the Brink

The man-made Poplar Island in the middle of the Chesapeake is bursting with new and unexpected life. Read More

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
Changing Chesapeake: The Billion-Dollar Man-Made Island

Changing Chesapeake: The Billion-Dollar Man-Made Island

Why so many are willing to pay so much to bring Poplar Island back from the brink of extinction. Read More

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Changing Chesapeake: Smith Island Unites to Save Itself

Changing Chesapeake: Smith Island Unites to Save Itself

A fiercely independent group of people is uniting for the first time to save its way of life. By inviting outsiders in, islanders say they’re ready to change to stay the same. Read More

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
Changing Chesapeake: Baking Cakes

Changing Chesapeake: Baking Cakes

Brian Murphy and his employees started a multimillion-dollar baking company in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, hoping it would bring tourism and jobs to an island struggling to survive, but it’s been a tough sell. Read More

Monday, Aug 8, 2016
Changing Chesapeake: Sea Levels Change Assateague Island

Changing Chesapeake: Sea Levels Change Assateague Island

The National Park Service says it’s decided to “roll” with the changes brought on by rising sea levels at this popular tourist spot. Read More

Monday, Aug 8, 2016
Changing Chesapeake: Blackwater Wildlife Refuge Could Vanish

Changing Chesapeake: Blackwater Wildlife Refuge Could Vanish

Sea level rise could wipe out Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge within our lifetimes. Why the water is rising so fast in the Chesapeake Bay compared to other parts of the country. Read More

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
Changing Chesapeake

Changing Chesapeake

Sea levels are rising faster in the Chesapeake Bay than nearly anywhere else in the nation. The News4 I-Team takes a road trip and finds historic Bay islands have very different responses to the rising tides.

Community Shred Set for March 25
Community Shred Set for March 25
NBC4's next Community Shred is scheduled for March 25 at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus. Read more
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