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Science Codex (Tue 18 Jun, 2013)
NOAA, partners predict possible record-setting deadzone for Gulf of Mexico
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
Scientists are expecting a very large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico and a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay this year, based on several NOAA-supported forecast models.
Bloomberg Businessweek (Tue 18 Jun, 2013)
'Dead zones' predicted for Gulf, Chesapeake Bay
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists in Michigan and Louisiana are predicting a big summer "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico unless a tropical storm hits the area shortly before or during the annual measurement. In the Chesapeake Bay, scientists expect a smaller-than-average area where there's too little oxygen to support fish, shellfish and other aquatic life.
The Recorder (Wed 12 Jun, 2013)
Patuxent River clarity drops an inch at Bernie Fowler's wade-in
As a tradition that has rooted itself in the hearts of Southern Maryland's environmental enthusiasts for the past 25 years, the Patuxent River Wade-In made its 26th appearance Sunday at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard.
The Bay Net News (Mon 10 Jun, 2013)
Fowler leads spiritual mission for river cleanup
Staff quoted: Walter Boynton
The contrast was significant. As political as the 2012 Patuxent River Wade-in was, the 2013 event was more devotional. This year's event included the baptism of its central figure, former state senator Bernie Fowler. While the unscientific data the Sunday June 9 walk into the Patuxent yielded was a slight digression from last year, Fowler did not appear discouraged. In fact, the sense of commitment by those in attendance appeared to buoy his spirits.
Scientific American (Wed 5 Jun, 2013)
The Effects of Climate Change on Coral Reef Health
Staff quoted: Jane Thomas
Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on this planet. They are home to numerous species of marine life and offer a plethora of benefits both to natural ecosystems and to the human population. Coral reefs bring in enormous funds to coastal countries through tourism, fishing, and discoveries of new biochemicals and drugs (Hoegh-Guldberg 1999). Additionally, they provide natural coastal protection and building materials (Hoegh-Guldberg 1999). However, coral reefs are experiencing massive die-outs all around the world. At first, many thought the biggest threats to coral reef health were direct anthropogenic effects such as water pollution and sedimentation, but now it is clear that the problem is much larger in scale (Wilkinson 2011). 50-70% of coral reefs are directly affected by anthropogenic global climate change (Hoegh-Guldberg 1999). Rising global temperatures, increasing oceanic CO2, and other consequences of climate change are all affecting coral reef health in a negative way. This blog explores some of the most pressing issues regarding climate change and coral reef health, with a special focus on the coral reefs in Guam and Palau.
WAMU (NPR) - The Diane Rehm Show (Tue 4 Jun, 2013)
Environmental Outlook: Jellyfish And The Health Of The Ocean
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
Jellyfish are over 560 million years old. They have no brains and no spines, yet these gelatinous animals are among the worlds' most successful organisms. While other creatures evolved to develop tails and feet, jellyfish continued to thrive staying just the same. But lately scientists are concerned the animals are thriving too well -- overrunning beaches, forcing nuclear power plants to shut down and disrupting the ecosystem. And experts say it is human-caused changes to the environment that's behind the rise in jellyfish. For our June Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guests discuss jellyfish and the health of the ocean.
The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog (Mon 3 Jun, 2013)
Harbor's water quality rated C-minus - with an asterisk: Report card scores bacteria separately, doesn't include trash or toxic sediments
Staff quoted: Heath Kelsey
Despite a foul-smelling algae bloom and fish kill this time last year, Baltimore's ailing harbor actually earned a C-minus grade overall for water quality in 2012, according to the latest ecological report card issued by the Healthy Harbor campaign.
WBAL (Baltimore) Radio (Mon 3 Jun, 2013)
Group Comes Up With A Grade Of C- For The Harbor
An environmental coalition plans to issue its report card for water quality in Baltimore's harbor today.
ABC News 2 (Mon 3 Jun, 2013)
Today the Baltimore Harbor got its yearly grade, and it didn't do so well
You're probably hoping to see A's and B's when your child brings home their report card at the end of the school year. Today the Baltimore Harbor got its yearly grade, and it didn't do so well. It earned a C-. That means, in the last year, the water in the Harbor only met healthy standards 40% of the time. The group Healthy Harbor bases the grade on water clarity, oxygen levels and the amount of certain pollutants in the water. Some parts of the Harbor are healthier than others; the water in The Inner Harbor got a C- while the Middle Branch and Patapsco region earned a D+. Read more about the report and see maps on Baltimore Harbor's water quality at http://www.healthyharborbaltimore.org/ .
The Baltimore Business Journal (Sun 2 Jun, 2013)
Baltimore harbor water quality gets C-minus
The Baltimore harbor's water quality is barely passable, according to a new report from the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.