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Chesapeake Bay Restoration Makes Progress But Won’t Reach Goal

Washington, D.C., and states within the Chesapeake Bay watershed are making progress to reduce pollution flowing into the hobbled estuary but none is on track to meet cleanup commitments set this year, an analysis by environmental groups concludes.

07/08/2013

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Heat Prompts Code Orange Air Quality Alert In Baltimore Area

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Tuesday in the Baltimore metro area.

06/25/2013

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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. Environmentalists To Announce Wicomico Groundwater Response

Maryland environmental officials plan to brief residents on how they will respond to groundwater contamination in Wicomico County.

04/30/2013

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Md. AG Audit: More Environmental Enforcement Needed

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says his annual environmental audit has found the need for enhanced enforcement of pollution laws.

04/22/2013

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Study Explores Possible Law Clinic For Md. Farmers

Following the lawsuit that brought national attention to Maryland farmers, a group of academics is working to find out what legal resources the stewards of Maryland’s largest industry may want.

04/11/2013

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Md. Session Mixed For Environmentalists

Environmentalists got some of what they wanted from Maryland lawmakers during the legislative session that headed toward adjournment Monday, including an offshore wind bill and a divisive measure designed to help farmers comply with Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations.

04/08/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Baltimore

Baltimore has an active conservation-minded community and there are a number of Earth Day events being held in the area.

04/08/2013

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Senate Committee Passes Agriculture Certainty Bill

A Maryland Senate committee has approved an agriculture certainty bill that has split support from environmental groups.

03/21/2013

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Appeal: Potomac Pollution Should Meet Md. Criteria

A watershed-protection group wants the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board to overturn a Potomac River pollution permit for a federal complex in Shepherdstown and instead impose Maryland’s tougher sampling requirements.

03/04/2013

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U-Md. Mapping Tree DNA In Climate-Change Study

The University of Maryland is seeking volunteers for a coast-to-coast study of trees and climate change.

01/31/2013

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