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Week in review: December 31, 2010

EPA unveils bay restoration plan The federal Environmental Protection Agency outlined a plan of action Wednesday to restore the Chesapeake Bay, involving Maryland and five other states and the District of Columbia. The plan involves individual agreements for each state and ...

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EPA unveils ‘historical’ plan to restore bay

RICHMOND, Va. — The Environmental Protection Agency outlined a plan Wednesday to restore the Chesapeake Bay, calling the 64,000-square-mile water pollution control project the largest ever undertaken in the United States. The restoration plan involves individual agreements with six states ...

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Bay signs are encouraging, but improvement is slow

RICHMOND, Va. — The Chesapeake Bay is showing encouraging signs of improvement but remains afflicted with dead zones, fish kills and pollution, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said Tuesday in its State of the Bay Report. The report notes improvements since ...

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Police rescue 2 duck hunters in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Natural Resources Police say they broke through ice and faced rough seas to rescue two duck hunters that became stuck on an island in the Chesapeake Bay during severe weather. Natural Resources Police say the two hunters ...

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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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