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Smaller Low-Oxygen Levels Predicted For Chesapeake

Researchers say low oxygen levels should affect smaller-than-average areas of the Chesapeake Bay this year.

06/18/2013

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Bay Bridge Contractor Struck In Head By Paint Can, Injured In Fall

Daring rescue. Firefighters were lowered down to a platform below the Bay Bridge to save an injured worker. Now we’re hearing the emergency communications from the rescue effort.

06/04/2013

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Underwater Dirt Threatens To Spill Into Chesapeake Bay

Underwater dirt. That’s basically what the millions of tons of sediment backed up behind Conowingo Dam is.

05/15/2013

Md. Tightens Female Crab Restrictions Due To Crab Shortage

A sudden plunge in the blue crab population in the bay means belt-tightening for watermen.

05/14/2013

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Maritime Museum Exhibit Tells War Of 1812 Story

Runaway slaves, captured women and children, British officers bestowing suspicious gifts and turncoat plantation owners trading with the enemy under a white flag — it all happened in Maryland on the Chesapeake during the War of 1812, according to a new exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

05/11/2013

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1 Of 2 Reactors At Calvert Cliffs Plant Shut Down

Constellation Energy Nuclear Group says one of two nuclear reactors at the Calvert Cliffs power plant shut down automatically after a malfunction.

05/10/2013

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Conowingo Dam Operators Prepare For Relicensing

Since construction ended on the Conowingo Dam in 1928, it has been the best management practice to prevent sediment flow into the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna River, said Bob Judge, spokesman for Exelon.

05/03/2013

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Anne Arundel Council Overrides Executive’s ‘Rain Tax’ Veto

The Anne Arundel County Council has voted to override the county executive’s veto of a stormwater remediation fee and will now consider emergency legislation to modify the fee.

05/02/2013

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Anne Arundel Executive Vetoes Stormwater Fee

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has vetoed a stormwater remediation fee, asking the county council to consider phasing-in fees for some property owners.

04/26/2013

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Md. Seeking Stream Restoration Challenge Proposals

State officials say they are seeking proposals for Maryland’s Stream Restoration Challenge.

04/23/2013

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Survey: Blue Crab Population In Chesapeake Has Dropped

The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has dropped steeply, according to an annual survey just released. The winter dredge survey is an indication of the supply we expect this summer.

04/21/2013

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Survey Shows Significant Drop In Blue Crabs In Bay

The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has dropped steeply, according to an annual survey released Friday, and Maryland officials said they will work with the crabbing industry to reduce bushel limits by about 10 percent for female crabs this year.

04/19/2013

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