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Author Archives: Bay Journal News Service

Bay advocates say they’re on the defensive

Just a few months ago, many Chesapeake Bay advocates were hopeful Congress would pass legislation that would strengthen federal authority over the bay cleanup and provide billions of dollars to control pollution from storm water and other sources of pollution. ...

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Despite cost, some of city’s best restaurants now buying local oysters

When John Shields returned from the West Coast 12 years ago to open Gertrude’s, he wanted to feature fresh coastal food cooked with local ingredients in the Baltimore restaurant. He bought Chesapeake Bay crabmeat, vegetables from the city farmer’s markets ...

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Research shows rain, temperature in spring affects striped bass

More than two months before biologists threw their first net into the water to gauge the success of this year’s striped bass reproduction, Ed Martino had the answer, and he never had to leave his desk. Rockfish reproduction, Martino determined ...

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Suit seeks action to protect shad and herring

An environmental group has filed suit against state and federal fishery management agencies, saying the agencies turned responsibility for protecting shad and river herring populations into a finger-pointing blame game while the fish stocks declined. Spawning populations of both species ...

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Pa. scientists working on pollution-free farm

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — What if scientists could create a farm that hardly produced any pollution? If agronomists could engineer a system where every possible source of pollution was converted into a fuel or food source, farms could substantially reduce ...

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