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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.


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Leak Sends Thousands Of Gallons Of Raw Sewage Into Jones Falls Waterway

The city has pinned down the source of a sewer line break that’s been pouring human waste into waterways.


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Report: Smallmouth Bass Show Susquehanna Impaired

Health problems suffered by smallmouth bass in the lower Susquehanna show the river should be declared impaired, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said Thursday.


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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.


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Chesapeake Bay Forest Buffer Restoration Down

Higher crop prices are being blamed for a drop in forest restoration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


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Va. Leads In 2011 Chesapeake Wetland Restoration

Virginia restored more wetlands than any other state in the Chesapeake Bay watershed last year.


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Wicomico River Pollutants Down Slightly Last Year

An annual study of pollution levels in the Wicomico River and its watershed shows that levels went down slightly in 2011.



Federal Officials Work To Eliminate Nutria In Md.

Although officials have made great strides in eliminating invasive populations of nutria, more work is being done to eradicate the species in Maryland.


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Feds Announce $10.9M In Grants For Chesapeake Bay

Environmental projects across the Chesapeake Bay watershed will receive $10.9 million in grants.


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University Of Maryland Wins U.S. Solar Decathlon

The University of Maryland has won top overall honors in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.


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Opponents Decry Sale Of Cumberland Watershed

More than 250 Cumberland residents say they oppose the city’s proposed sale of about 3,800 rural acres in neighboring Pennsylvania to a conservation group.


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EPA Demands States Start Cleaning Up Chesapeake Bay

Tough love for the bay. After years of sitting back, the federal EPA is forcing states in the Chesapeake watershed to clean up what flows into the bay.