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East About To Be Overrun By Billions Of Cicadas

Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. The insects will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more.

05/07/2013

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Scientists Convert Algae To Crude Oil In 60 Seconds

By putting green microalgae under intense pressure and heat, researchers can now create biocrude oil.

11/20/2012

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Agencies Want Help Recording Historic Weather Data

The National Archives is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to recruit citizen scientists to help transcribe weather data from historic ship logs.

10/24/2012

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Scientist: Md. Dam Not Trapping As Much Sediment

A federal scientist says the Conowingo Dam in northeastern Maryland is not trapping as much sediment and nutrient pollution as it has in years past — possibly endangering the Chesapeake Bay.

08/06/2012

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New Satellites Track Tornadoes As They Develop

Warmer weather than usual has already triggered a few early tornadoes, and more are likely to hit this spring. You can’t fight them, but a new way to track tornadoes is coming.

04/03/2012

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Mikulski Demands Faster Fort Detrick Cleanup

A 2009 federal study that concluded groundwater contamination from Fort Detrick was unlikely to have harmful health effects was flawed, a national scientific panel said Monday, prompting two U.S. senators to demand a faster cleanup of the Superfund site in Frederick.

03/05/2012

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Md. Scientists Taking Stock Of Crab Population In The Chesapeake Bay

It’s a numbers game that effects livelihoods to dinner tables in Maryland. And right now the count is on.

02/10/2012

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Bay Scientists Urge Caution On Nutrient Trading

An environmental group is urging caution in developing a nutrient trading program to cut Chesapeake Bay pollution.

01/31/2012

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Lethal Bat Fungus Hits Maryland

It has killed millions of bats and threatens to kill many more. A lethal fungus, unheard of in the U.S. just a few years ago, continues to spread.

01/19/2012

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Scientists: Storm Damage To Chesapeake Bay Not Bad

Scientists say the huge sediment plume that formed in the Chesapeake Bay after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee did not cause the widespread damage they had feared.

12/28/2011

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Scientists To Study Oysters, New Species In Chesapeake Bay With $1M Federal Grant

A million dollars might just buy some answers in the Chesapeake.

12/02/2011

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Scientists Study Karst Ecology Of C&O Canal Park

Researchers are working with the National Park Service to study the karst formations beneath the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and possible threats to them.

11/21/2011

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