IAN in the Media

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The Annapolis Capital (Tue 12 May, 2009)
Chesapeake Bay showing signs of recovery: As officials consider new cleanup goals, optimism surfaces about pollution
Staff quoted: Don Boesch, Bill Dennison
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ABOARD THE R/V RACHEL CARSON - As politicians prepare to set new goals for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay today, there is a glimmer of evidence that the nation's largest estuary might be recovering some of its key natural functions.


WYPR (NPR) - Maryland Morning Radio Program (Tue 12 May, 2009)
Some Improvement in Maryland River Water Quality
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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Among the depressing reports about the state of the Chesapeake Bay, there is some good news; two rivers in Maryland seem to be improving. Governor Martin O'Malley took a gaggle of reporters on a boat trip yesterday for a look at those rivers and WYPR's Joel McCord was among them.


WJZ (Baltimore) Television (Mon 11 May, 2009)
Governor Examines Chesapeake Tributary (Video)
Staff quoted: Don Boesch, Bill Dennison
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Good news for the bay can be as scarce as oysters, but there are a few positive signs.


WYPR (NPR) - Maryland Morning Radio Program (Wed 6 May, 2009)
Bountiful Bay Grasses? (Audio)
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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It seems like every month there are new report cards, barometers and checkups on the health of the Chesapeake Bay. But there's really only one way to tell if the bay is getting cleaner: if life is thriving. That seems to be the case at least for aquatic grasses in the bay. A recent study found that bay grasses have made a comeback in some spots. Lee Karrh, a scientist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Dr. Bill Dennison, vice president for science application at the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science, talk with us about the resurgence of bay grasses.


Southern Maryland News (Tue 5 May, 2009)
Commentary - Time to Strengthen Efforts to Clean Up the Bay
Staff quoted: UMCES
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The Chesapeake Bay is our nation's largest estuary, and Maryland's greatest natural resource. As Chairman of the Water and Wildlife Subcommittee of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, one of my top priorities this year will be to reauthorize the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program. To that end, I recently held a field hearing in Annapolis to closely examine the effectiveness of the Chesapeake Bay Program and what steps are needed to make it more effective.


The Hampton Roads Daily Press (Sun 3 May, 2009)
Commentary - James River's grade may be tops in class — but it's still mediocre
Staff quoted: UMCES
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In the last few weeks, there have been a series of report cards issued about the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, all reaching the same dire conclusion: The health of our waters is ailing. These findings from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and University of Maryland—each using different methodologies and analyzing different data—are a wake-up call for action against pollution.


Bay Journal (Fri 1 May, 2009)
Report card gives Bay health a C- despite slight improvement: Project finds that best areas are getting better while worst areas are getting worse
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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The Chesapeake Bay scored a C- in the latest report card assembled by a team of Bay scientists. That's the same grade as last year, although the total score edged up a bit from last year's 39 to 43, on a 100-point scale.


Bay Journal (Fri 1 May, 2009)
Plan to cut Bay monitoring programs raises concerns: Proposal is part of move to shift more emphasis on actions taken upstream
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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The Chesapeake Bay management and scientific communities are struggling over a fundamental question: Is it more important to know more about the effects of management actions to control pollution in the watershed, or the effects of that pollution once it reaches the Bay?


The Baltimore Sun (Thu 30 Apr, 2009)
Bay grass rebound reported: Aerial surveys show 18-percent boost since 2007
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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In rare good news for the Chesapeake Bay, scientists reported Wednesday that underwater grasses made significant gains last year in the beleaguered estuary, growing thickly enough in the upper bay to visibly clear the water while continuing to rebound in the lower bay.


The Annapolis Capital (Wed 22 Apr, 2009)
Commentary - Ninth Ward: When it comes to the Chesapeake Bay, what grade do we deserve?
Staff quoted: UMCES
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With all the recently released report cards about our bay and rivers, it's clear that they and we shall remain in the ICU - the Intensive Chesapeake Unit for a long time.



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