A combination of age-old geological forces and modern climate change have raised water levels in the Chesapeake Bay in recent decades, forcing residents to leave once-habitable islands.
By Gene Thorp/The Washington Post - Oct. 25, 2010
Losing battle against the bay Article | ON HOLLAND ISLAND, MD. The story was strange enough to be a child's fable: In an isolated section of the Chesapeake Bay, there was a two-story Victorian house that seemed to emerge directly from the water.
Last house on sinking Chesapeake Bay island collapses Article | The last house standing on Holland Island--a Chesapeake Bay island that once was home to 350 families--collapsed last weekend. Its collapse is both a striking illustration of the way that sea-level rise and climate change are re-shaping Chesapeake Bay, and also of the end of an Eastern Shore man's l