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The Baltimore Sun (Sun 3 Jan, 2016)
"War on coal" seen behind federal mining rules that Maryland is opposing
Staff quoted: Keith Eshleman
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Just a few years ago, Jack Ternent was selling chain, rope and cement to the coal mines in the mountains around his store — the kind of trade that propped up Western Maryland's economy for more than a century.

Capital Gazette (Sat 2 Jan, 2016)
Outdoors: DNR announcement brings about some questions
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In and of itself, the Department of Natural Resources' announcement that it intends to dredge oyster shells from the upper Bay's Man O'War Shoals shouldn't be all that surprising. After all, during the first nine months of DNR Secretary Mark Belton's watch significant changes to the state's Fisheries Service have already taken place, including the ouster of its popular fisheries director and reassigning its longtime shellfish coordinator, both moves made ostensibly to appease watermen who felt neglected by former Gov. O'Malley's people.

The Star Democrat (Wed 30 Dec, 2015)
Are oyster recovery efforts hurting watermen's incomes?
Staff quoted: Don Meritt, Elizabeth North
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ANNAPOLIS — Jim Reihl followed a routine over his first 30 years as an oysterman: Get to work before sunrise, harvest until he meets his quota or fatigue sets in, and head back to the docks by 3 p.m.

Bay Journal (Mon 28 Dec, 2015)
Moving the needle at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum 2015
Staff quoted: Walt Boynton
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"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars." — Norman Vincent Peale

The Talbot Spy (Thu 24 Dec, 2015)
Out and About (Sort Of): Oysters, Energy and Canneries by Howard Freedlander
Staff quoted: Elizabeth North
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As the holiday season begins in full swing on Thursday with Thanksgiving, followed in four weeks by Christmas, the last gasp of community activities is filling the calendar, as is usually the case at this time of year. Last week proved no exception.

WHAG-TV (Hagerstown) (Thu 24 Dec, 2015)
Study shows air quality in western Maryland improving, thanks to pollution controls
Staff quoted: Mark Castro, Eric Davidson
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With concern for the environment at an all-time high worldwide, there is some good news for residents of western Maryland.

The Calvert Recorder (Wed 23 Dec, 2015)
2013 blue crab decline still a mystery
Staff quoted: Tom Miller
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The reason behind the decline of young blue crab population numbers from the 2012 winter dredge survey to the 2013 survey is a little less of a mystery but still unclear, after a presentation from Tom Miller, director of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, during the twice-annual meeting of the Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team held Dec. 14.

Delmarva Now (Thu 17 Dec, 2015)
University system an investment in Maryland's future
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The state of Maryland places great value on public higher education. This tradition is among the many factors that influenced my decision to return to Maryland as chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

The Cumberland Times-News (Mon 14 Dec, 2015)
Study: Pollution control policies improve downwind air quality
Staff quoted: Mark Castro
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FROSTBURG — Emissions controls on coal-fired power plants are making a difference in reducing exposure of mercury to people, especially in the Western Maryland community. A study of air quality from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science found that levels of mercury in the air from power plant emissions dropped more than half over a 10-year period, coinciding with stricter pollution controls.

The Baltimore Sun (Sun 13 Dec, 2015)
IMET Director Dr. Russell Hill graduates from Leadership Maryland
Staff quoted: Russell Hill
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Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology director & University of MD Center for Environmental Science professor Russell Hill graduates from Leadership Maryland professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland.

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