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Port: Largest shipping cranes to operate in US have arrived

Jan. 7, 2019 5:32 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — What are said to be the largest cranes to operate at a U.S. commercial port arrived Monday in Virginia, marking the latest effort to accommodate the increasingly mammoth container ships that underpin international trade. Standing 170 feet (52 meters) tall, the Chinese-made gantry cranes...

Report: Nation's biggest estuary hit hard by pollution

Jan. 7, 2019 5:30 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Heavy rains that brought additional pollution downstream last year contributed to the first decline in a decade to the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay, according to a report released Monday. The bay's health grade sank from a C-minus in 2016 to a D-plus in the 2018 State of the...