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Drier Weather Will Make For Smaller Dead Zone In The Bay This Summer

Dead zones in the bay don’t usually bring good news. But they do when they’re smaller than normal.

06/19/2013

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Oysters More Effective Than Previously Believed In Filtering Water

Scientists knew oysters were good for the bay but they never knew how good until now.

04/30/2013

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Bay Restoration Goals One-Quarter To One-Third Met

The Chesapeake Bay Program says states in the bay watershed are about one-quarter to one-third of the way toward meeting goals for cutting the bay’s three main pollutants by 2025.

04/30/2013

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Md. Man Gets Probation For Dumping Fill Into Bay

A Calvert County man has been sentenced to probation for illegally discharging fill material into the Chesapeake Bay.

03/14/2013

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Marylanders Urged To Pitch In And ‘Reclaim The Bay’

Everything takes a starting point and this last day of January makes the first day of the “Reclaim the Bay” campaign.

01/31/2013

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Chesapeake Shows Signs Of Resilience, Report Finds

Bay grasses, crabs and rockfish are showing signs of resilience in the Chesapeake Bay. But the bay continues to suffer from poor water quality hampered by a growing population.

01/31/2013

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Plan Calls For More Access To Chesapeake Waters

A new Chesapeake Bay watershed access plan calls for more ways to get to the water.

01/30/2013

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Md. DNR: Bay Restoration Efforts Need To Happen At Conowingo

Sediments behind the Conowingo dam threatening bay restoration efforts must be dealt with sooner rather than later, and Exelon should be part of the solution as part of the relicensing of its hydro-electric power plant, a Maryland natural resources official said Tuesday.

01/16/2013

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New Report Shows Chesapeake Bay Health Improves

The health of the Chesapeake Bay improved slightly last year with underwater grasses the only area suffering a setback, according to an assessment released Wednesday by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation that sounded cautious optimism for a decades old effort now under tougher federal guidance.

01/02/2013

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Bay Pollution Trading Impact On Poor Questioned

The impact on poor communities of cutting Chesapeake Bay pollution through credit trading is being questioned.

08/15/2012

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Md. ‘True Blue’ Program Promotes Homegrown Crabs

If you have ever wondered where the crab meat used in restaurants comes from, Maryland state officials have an answer.

05/29/2012

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El Nino Could Hamper Hurricanes, Help Chesapeake

Forecasters says this hurricane season could be less active than last and that has environmentalists and researchers hopeful the Chesapeake will avoid a repeat of heavy rains that dumped pollution into the bay last year.

05/29/2012

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