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Think Progress (Wed 3 Feb, 2016)
A Proposed Maryland Law Wants To Make Big Chicken Producers Responsible For Dealing With Their Poop
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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The Delmarva Peninsula, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean along the eastern edge of Maryland, is a poultry producing hot spot. Home to industry giant Perdue, the country's third-largest chicken producer, it's also one of the most densely concentrated areas in the United States for industrial chicken farming. In 2014, according to industry statistics, Maryland produced 287,800,000 chickens — 48 chickens for every Maryland resident.


Cultures (Wed 27 Jan, 2016)
Curbing Climate Change with Algae
Staff quoted: Russell Hill, Feng Chen
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The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) is a joint University System of Maryland research institute. Scientists at IMET conduct marine and environmental research, creating technologies designed to foster the protection and restoration of coastal marine systems, and their watersheds.


TC Palm (Fri 22 Jan, 2016)
Scientists need donations to publish Indian River Lagoon report card
Staff quoted: Heath Kelsey
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PALM BAY — If the Indian River Lagoon was a student, what letter grade would you give it?


The Star Democrat (Thu 21 Jan, 2016)
Oyster restoration work should continue
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Just as oysters are staging a comeback, Governor Hogan's Administration has moved to suspend oyster restoration.


The Star Democrat (Sun 17 Jan, 2016)
Math error halts multi-million dollar oyster restoration
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According to various reports, three watermen visited with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford just before Christmas, provided him with data that was mathematically erroneous, and as a result the State, without conferring with any other stakeholders, shut down the federally funded efforts of the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to restore oysters in designated sanctuaries in the Tred Avon and Little Choptank rivers.


The Star Democrat (Sun 17 Jan, 2016)
Scientists, watermen work together in new study to preserve oyster industry
Staff quoted: Elizabeth North
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CAMBRIDGE — Most scientific studies focus entirely on pure or applied research that is sometimes difficult for nonscientists to understand. A new one, led by Horn Point Lab in Cambridge, will take a different tack.


Yale Climate Connections (Fri 15 Jan, 2016)
If Crabs Stop Burrowing ... How to Count Them?
Staff quoted: Tom Miller
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The Chesapeake is known for its delicious blue crabs, but maintaining a healthy fishery may become more difficult as the water warms.


Yale Climate Connections (Mon 11 Jan, 2016)
Protecting Wetlands in Maryland
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Wetlands are the soggy marshes found along shorelines and floodplains … and they do more for us than we do for them. Wetlands play vital roles: they provide flood and erosion control, create habitat for thousands of species, and defend coastlines from violent storms.


My Eastern Shore MD (Fri 8 Jan, 2016)
Tred Avon oyster restoration delayed
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EASTON — All systems are not go for oyster restoration in the Tred Avon River.


The Baltimore Sun (Tue 5 Jan, 2016)
No choice now but to reduce Md. emissions
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Amid all the global and national strife, an encouraging event happened in Paris last month when 195 nations agreed to take collective action to limit climate change. The Paris agreement represents a crucial turning point that gives us a chance at holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial levels, while pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). As a point of reference, we have already experienced about 0.9 degrees Celsius warming from the pre-industrial period.


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