Eastern Shore

Pamela D'Angelo

For the past three years, a mysterious microorganism has been infecting the famous wild ponies of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

The infection is known as swamp cancer and it has killed eight female ponies so far.

NASA Aims for Space and Battles Erosion on Wallops Island

Apr 17, 2019
Pamela D'Angelo

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore sits at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. 

It's a climate change hot spot, where rising waters and stronger storms are eroding about 12 feet of shoreline every year.  For NASA, science and persistence are major tools in climate resilience.

Last week, Governor Ralph Northam unveiled the final phase of a 15 year plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.  The goal is to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous runoff which is blamed for massive algae blooms and dead zones. 

Experts say one thing that might keep us from achieving that goal by 2025 is massive chicken farms on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. 

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

We've heard from many voices about the racist photos on Governor Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page and his use of blackface.

Civil Rights advocates on the Eastern Shore, where Northam grew up, say the peninsula’s history and community shed light on what happened and how Northam might move forward.

The Nature Conservancy

The fall migration for many birds is well underway, and scientists are excited about a new method for tracking them – a technology that provides detailed information without disturbing our feathered friends.