IAN in the Media

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Capital Gazette (Tue 18 Oct, 2016)
In praise of a small, almost translucent fish vital to the Chesapeake's health
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Maryland scientists who each year grade the Chesapeake Bay's health gave the nation's largest estuary a C for 2015 – one of its highest scores over the last 30 years – and judging from my four-hour study the other morning the patient continues to improve.

Resilience (Mon 10 Oct, 2016)
EPA Announces National Wastewater Nutrient Pollution Census
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls nutrient pollution the "single greatest challenge to our nation's water quality." Rising concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways, the agency reports, are a significant threat to human health, ecosystems, and local economies.

New London Patch (Mon 10 Oct, 2016)
CT Senator Murphy Calls for Renewed Efforts to Clean Long Island Sound Following Mixed Report Card
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HARTFORD – Following the release of a new report cardon the health of Long Island Sound, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Thursday called for renewed efforts to protect the Long Island Sound.

The Quad City Times (IA) (Sun 2 Oct, 2016)
River conference seeks better 'report card'
Staff quoted: Heath Kelsey
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River Action Inc. has organized Upper Mississippi River conferences for nine years now, but the one coming up Oct. 14-15 at the iWireless Center, Moline, is going to be different.

The Avenue News (Thu 22 Sep, 2016)
Back and Patapsco Rivers least healthy in state, expert says
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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Although the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Report Card gave the bay a 53 percent, its best score since receiving 57 percent in 1992, Back River and Patapsco River were given a 21 percent, the worst grade in the Chesapeake Bay region, according to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES).

Crisfield-Somerset County Times (Wed 21 Sep, 2016)
Chesapeake Bay water quality improving with drop in nutrient, sediment pollution
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ANNAPOLIS — The amount of nutrient and sediment pollution entering the Chesapeake Bay fell significantly between 2014 and 2015, helping improve water quality in the nation's largest estuary. Experts attribute this drop in pollution loads to dry weather and below-normal river flow, but note local efforts to reduce pollution also played a role. Indeed, related research shows "best management practices"—including upgrading wastewater treatment plants, lowering vehicle and power plant emissions, and reducing runoff from farmland—have lowered nutrients and sediment in local waterways.

The Dispatch (Ocean City, MD) (Mon 12 Sep, 2016)
Local Watershed Scores Overall C-Plus On Annual Report Card
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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OCEAN CITY – The Maryland Coastal Bays Program gave area waterways a C-plus for 2015 in its annual report card, unveiled at the Ocean City Marlin Club on Sept. 8.

Delmarva Now (Fri 9 Sep, 2016)
'A for effort,' but coastal bays get mediocre grade
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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The annual report card for the state of the Maryland coastal bays is in, and the scores aren't exactly honor roll material.

Dorchester Banner (Thu 8 Sep, 2016)
Sustainable farming for business and the Bay
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Mr. Scott, 34, comes from a line of at least six generations of farmers on both sides. His family has farmed the Eastern Shore since before the Revolutionary War. His father, Douglas Scott, was assistant secretary for resource conservation under Robert Ehrlich and helped to implement the Maryland Department of Agriculture Cover Crop Program.

WBOC (Salisbury) Television (Thu 8 Sep, 2016)
Web Xtra: 2015 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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On Thursday, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science released the 2015 State of the Bays report card. Among other things, it showed an overall health grade of a C+. Click here to see the full report.

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