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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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Chesapeake Bay Foundation fighting back in court

ANNAPOLIS — Environmental groups led by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced Wednesday that they are asking a federal judge to allow them to join a court fight over Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. The bay advocacy and other groups said they ...

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Two toll hikes could be in Md. drivers’ future

Maryland transportation officials are considering a raft of toll hikes statewide that would bring in $210 million over the next four years and more than triple the cost for cars traveling over the Chesapeake Bay bridge. The timing and amount ...

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Environmentalists fear Md. transit spending won’t be green

Debate over pumping $800 million more into annual transportation spending has sparked concern among environmental groups that worry such an infusion, if unchecked, is a road to more sprawl, pollution runoff and greenhouse gases. Gov. Martin O’Malley has put the ...

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New data shows Chesapeake streams in bad health

Most streams in the Chesapeake watershed are in poor condition, according to data released Monday by the Chesapeake Bay Program. The federal and state partnership that coordinates restoration efforts, also released data showing reductions in key pollutants over the past ...

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Call it poaching or theft, Maryland oysters are being stolen

ANNAPOLIS — The fruit of a third of the work done by state agencies, organizations and fisheries to restore the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay is being stolen through illegal harvesting, according to biologists who research oyster beds in ...

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