If you're from Maryland or ever lived in Maryland you've probably been to a crab feast (or crab "pick" in Virginia) and you know that Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs are the best in the world. I was lucky enough to indulge in this summer rite of passage recently and as we picked our bushel of crabs we talked about the health of the Bay and the impact of one of the worst droughts in decades.
It's the year of two salmons: one genetically altered and under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the last great wild salmon runs (which is unfortunately situated atop a bunch of copper and gold deposits).
Despite the potential environmental threat posed by genetically engineered fish, biotech corporation, AquaBounty has received more than $2.4 million in federal research grants since 2003 to support its GE salmon project.
Shana Miller is director of Tag-a-Giant, an organization who's mission is reversing the decline of northern bluefin tuna populations. We took some time to talk about bluefin tuna, her life and what questions to ask the next time you order sushi.
Author Steven Halwey talks about salmon recovery, dam politics and his new book "Recovering a Lost River". As recovery efforts fail river stakeholders find themselves pitted against the utilities and the federal government.