IAN in the Media

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United Press International (Tue 7 Jul, 2009)
Seagrass beds are dying worldwide
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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BALTIMORE, July 7 (UPI) -- The decline in seagrass beds is accelerating at a disturbing rate due to coastal development and related activities, a U.S. university study revealed.


Reuters (Thu 2 Jul, 2009)
Loss of world's seagrass beds seen accelerating
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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MIAMI (Reuters) - The world's seagrass meadows, a critical habitat for marine life and profit-maker for the fishing industry, are in decline due to coastal development and the losses are accelerating, according to a new study.


The Caroline Times Record (Wed 1 Jul, 2009)
Symposium held on how to rectify Choptank River's problems, reverse trends
Staff quoted: Heath Kelsey
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While the Chesapeake Bay earned a "C-" in terms of health from environmental organization Chesapeake EcoCheck, the Choptank River received a lower score of a "D," prompting the Caroline County Office of Planning, Codes and Engineering to hold a symposium on potential causes for and methods of improving the waterway's condition.


The Easton Star Democrat (Tue 30 Jun, 2009)
Choptank 'D' graded
Staff quoted: Heath Kelsey, Tom Fisher
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DENTON - While the Chesapeake Bay earned a "C-" in terms of health from environmental organization Chesapeake EcoCheck, the Choptank River received the lower score of a "D," prompting the Caroline County Office of Planning, Codes and Engineering to hold a symposium on potential causes for and methods of improving the waterway's condition.


Mongabay.com (Tue 30 Jun, 2009)
Coastal seagrass disappearing as quickly as coral reefs and rainforests
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison, Tim Carruthers
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Findings from the first comprehensive global survey of coastal seagrass ecosystems are nothing to cheer about. Fifty-eight percent of seagrass meadows are declining, according to an international team of scientists who compiled data from 215 studies and 1,800 observations of seagrass habitat beginning in 1879. Since that year, 29 percent of seagrass ecosystems have vanished entirely.


WMDT (Salisbury) Television (Tue 30 Jun, 2009)
MD Governor Addresses Bay Concerns In Ocean City
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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Governor Martin O'Malley held a public meeting Tuesday to discuss the State's plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland and other states are embarking on an accelerated effort to rid the Bay of pollutants.


The Associated Press (Mon 29 Jun, 2009)
Study: Coastal seagrass increasingly being lost
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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Coastal development and declining water quality are threatening seagrasses worldwide, researchers report. A study of coastal grasses around the world shows that 58 percent of the seagrass meadows are in decline, according to a report in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


The Easton Star Democrat (Thu 18 Jun, 2009)
County to bring 'Status of the Choptank' to public forum June 23
Staff quoted: Heath Kelsey
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DENTON - At the urging of the Caroline County Commissioners, a "Status of the Choptank River" discussion has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Health and Public Services building in Denton.


Southern Maryland News (Wed 17 Jun, 2009)
Fowler more optimistic about Patuxent's future: Annual wade-in made positive by Executive Order
Staff quoted: UMCES
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Former Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler seemed re-invigorated Sunday in his long fight to restore the Chesapeake Bay to the healthy waterway he enjoyed in his youthful days.


The Salisbury Daily Times (Sun 14 Jun, 2009)
Editorial: Coastal bays decline troubling - Worcester County receives wake-up call on water quality
Staff quoted: UMCES
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Worcester County's coastal bays are beginning to suffer a decline in water quality, according to a report recently released by the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and other agencies. Even the southern Chincoteague Bay, normally one of the cleaner areas, is seeing a drop. The coastal bays overall received a grade of C+, while the Chincoteague Bay got a B-. The healthiest was the Sinepuxent Bay, which borders the federally protected Assateague Island National Seashore, while the Newport Bay and St. Martin River, both of which receive runoff from nearby developed areas, earned grades of D+.



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