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Environment News Service (Tue 18 Aug, 2009)
Climate Irony: Utah Ski Resort Owner Plans Giant Alaska Coal Mine
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, (ENS) - The largest coal strip mine in Alaska history proposed by the owner of the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah has aroused the concern of conservationists and skiiers groups concerned about the mine's contribution to global warming.


The Associated Press (Tue 18 Aug, 2009)
Reports: Coal Project Would Cause Long-term Damage
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska ― Salmon-producing streams near a proposed coal mine will never fully recover if the mine is developed, according to three reports commissioned by a public interest law firm.


The Baltimore Sun (Mon 17 Aug, 2009)
Bid to buy back crabbing licenses falls short, state says: Bids too few, asking prices too high, say officials, who plan to counter with flat $2,260 offer
Staff quoted: Doug Lipton
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Maryland's pioneering effort to conserve Chesapeake Bay blue crabs by buying back commercial crabbing licenses has come up short, state officials say. Too few crabbers were willing to sell, they say, and too many of those who were asked for too much - up to $425 million in one case.


The Easton Star Democrat (Sun 16 Aug, 2009)
Chesapeake Bay Sleuths Science for Solutions: Chris Kelly
Staff quoted: Chris Kelly, Roger Newell
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I have been most fortunate to have had diverse and wide-ranging experiences in the world of environmental science before beginning my Ph.D. research at the Horn Point Laboratory at Cambridge in 2004. I have banded song birds in the Denali National Park in Alaska, monitored turtle nesting in Hawaii, studied the growth of sustainable crops during space flight while at the Kennedy Space Center and trained rural farmers to construct and maintain sustainable fisheries in Zambia, Africa while in the Peace Corps.


The Annapolis Capital (Sat 15 Aug, 2009)
Commentary: Marylanders can help with oysters
Staff quoted: Horn Point Laboratory
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At this writing, I have just returned from a day on the Tred Avon River in Talbot County, working with staff, partners and volunteers to collect and plant the first batch of oyster spat (young oysters) grown by citizens under a new Maryland stewardship program.


Southern Maryland News (Fri 14 Aug, 2009)
Bay advocates to feds: Now it's your move - EPA to outline plans to clean up Chesapeake next month
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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ANNAPOLIS — The federal government must use its bully pulpit to reverse pollution that has stymied state efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, according to advocates and scientists who spoke at a town hall meeting Tuesday.


Southern Maryland News (Fri 14 Aug, 2009)
They're baaaaack: Maybe a little respect is in order for So. Md.'s wispy pest
Staff quoted: Maggie Sextant
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It's that season again, time to stock up on vinegar and meat tenderizer while watching the waters nervously.


The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog (Wed 12 Aug, 2009)
Citizen-raised oysters get 'planted'
Staff quoted: Horn Point Laboratory
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The first batch of oysters raised under Maryland's citizen oyster-growing program have "graduated" to a new home on the Eastern Shore.


The Easton Star Democrat (Wed 12 Aug, 2009)
Oysters planted in Tred Avon River: Pier owners grew spat in cages made by inmates
Staff quoted: Horn Point Laboratory
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OXFORD - Talbot County's waterfront property owners who volunteered last year to tend oyster cages from their private piers saw the results of their efforts Tuesday as the oysters were collected and planted in a sanctuary in the Tred Avon River.


WBOC (Salisbury) Television (Wed 12 Aug, 2009)
Md. Boosts Efforts to Restore Bay Oyster Population (Video)
Staff quoted: Mutt Meritt
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At the Horn Point Lab near Cambridge, scientists work to produce a better oyster.


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