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Chesapeake Bay ‘pollution diet’ on track up

RICHMOND, Va. — An ambitious plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay by 2025 is off to a positive start, with the first round of pollution control reductions on target, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday. EPA administrator Lisa Jackson said ...

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USDA official points to Chesapeake Bay progress

RICHMOND, Va. — A top federal agriculture official says improved farm practices already are having a positive impact on the environmentally battered Chesapeake Bay. Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that 88 percent of ...

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Homebuilders group sues over Chesapeake restoration strategy

The National Association of Homebuilders is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s strategy for restoring the Chesapeake Bay. The group claims in a lawsuit filed Friday in Scranton, Pa., that the EPA is circumventing the federal Clean Water Act by ...

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Flush task force formed

A group of business, agriculture, science, environmental advocacy and government leaders have been appointed to a state task force to study the impact of septic systems on future development of rural land. Today’s move comes after debate during the 2011 General ...

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Virginia scientists to spy on bay oysters

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Attention Chesapeake Bay oysters: Big Brother will soon be watching you. To determine how valuable a foodstuff oysters are to blue crabs and finfish, scientists will place the celebrated mollusk under surveillance this summer. Virginia Institute ...

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Melody Simmons’ real estate notebook, 6/3/11

Grim news on the residential home sales front released Tuesday by Standard & Poor’s show a first quarter decline by 4.2 percent in the U.S. National Home Price Index. That means housing values continue to turn downward. The report highlighted ...

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Gov. O’Malley announces $4.8M in AmeriCorps grants

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says Maryland nonprofits will receive more than $4.8 million in federal AmeriCorps grants. A news release from the governor’s office says the grants will help students learn to read, improve urban vacant lots, help clean ...

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