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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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Federal aid sought for Chesapeake land conservation

More federal aid is needed to conserve an additional 2 million acres called for under a new federally led Chesapeake Bay restoration effort, according to a new report. The review describes conservation easements on land in the watershed as one ...

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Report: Chesapeake needs tighter phosphorous regulations

An environmental group is calling for tighter regulation of phosphorous, one of two key Chesapeake Bay pollutants. The Washington-based Environmental Working Group released a report Tuesday that reviewed soil tests for phosphorous in the six-state bay watershed. The report found ...

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauds Obama drilling decision

ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says President Barack Obama made the right decision in not pursuing offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or along the East Coast. The foundation says an oil spill could devastate the Chesapeake ...

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Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay restoration plan gets tepid response

Virginia’s latest plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay received a tepid response Tuesday from environmentalists, who said it leans too heavily on voluntary efforts and federal funding to get the job done. The 133-page plan, submitted Monday to the Environmental ...

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Virginia’s bay plan is headed to the EPA

RICHMOND — A revised Virginia plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay is headed to the federal government by month’s end despite mixed reviews of whether it improves on the first proposal that was universally panned by environmentalists. A group of ...

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