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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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Science panel assesses Chesapeake Bay restoration plan

A panel of scientists and environmentalists says the ambitious plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay faces a number of challenges to successfully achieve the massive reclamation project. They include improved tracking of efforts to reduce pollution into the bay, climate ...

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Chesapeake Conservation Corps celebrates 1st year

ANNAPOLIS — Members of the new Chesapeake Conservation Corps planted trees in Annapolis to celebrate their first year. The corps pairs young adults with watershed organizations, local governments and other community-based organizations where the volunteers get hands-on environmental, leadership and ...

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Farmers, state officials work to reduce environmental impact of poultry plants

The poultry industry helps drive the economy of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but poultry litter — chicken manure — has been blamed as one of the greatest contributors to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. So, large producers, farmers and state officials ...

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