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The Easton Star Democrat (Tue 16 Jun, 2009)
Horn Point seeks help
Staff quoted: Katie Clendaniel
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CAMBRIDGE - The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) is launching a new volunteer program to expand community participation in activities taking place at the laboratory throughout the summer and fall of 2009.

The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog (Tue 16 Jun, 2009)
US report: climate changing here now
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Climate change is already happening, says a new federal study, and its impacts are visible throughout the United States - even here in Maryland. The changes pose threats to crop and livestock farming, to property and to human health, the study warns.

Encounters (Mon 15 Jun, 2009)
Ice Algae (Audio)
Staff quoted: Lee Cooper, Jackie Grebmeier
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Hear the ice smash to the sides of the U.S. Icebreaker Healy as host Elizabeth Arnold gets a front row seat to Arctic science in the Bering Sea. Paying attention to what is happening with the small plant life that live below the ice could tell us a great deal about how climate change will impact the rest of the Bering Sea and the rich fisheries that depend on life there. (28:58 .mp3) More at

The Annapolis Capital (Sun 14 Jun, 2009)
Crabmeat stuck in legal, political pickle: Problems with visa program keep picking houses closed
Staff quoted: Doug Lipton
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HOOPERS ISLAND - When the tourists come through town, Jay Newcomb has little to show them.

The Salisbury Daily Times (Sun 14 Jun, 2009)
Editorial: Coastal bays decline troubling - Worcester County receives wake-up call on water quality
Staff quoted: UMCES
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Worcester County's coastal bays are beginning to suffer a decline in water quality, according to a report recently released by the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and other agencies. Even the southern Chincoteague Bay, normally one of the cleaner areas, is seeing a drop. The coastal bays overall received a grade of C+, while the Chincoteague Bay got a B-. The healthiest was the Sinepuxent Bay, which borders the federally protected Assateague Island National Seashore, while the Newport Bay and St. Martin River, both of which receive runoff from nearby developed areas, earned grades of D+.

The Worcester County Times (Thu 11 Jun, 2009)
Coastal bays get C+ for health from researchers
Staff quoted: UMCES
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OCEAN CITY -- The Worcester coastal bays earned only a C+ on a grading scale that judges water quality, according to a new book and report card produced by the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and other agencies.

Baltimore City Paper (Wed 10 Jun, 2009)
In Bloom: Everything you ever wanted to know about the algae causing the Inner Harbor stench
Staff quoted: Pat Glibert
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The fire department called it the night of May 25, but the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) had been receiving calls about the smell even before the dead fish showed up.

WBOC (Salisbury) Television (Wed 10 Jun, 2009)
Environmentalists Release Report Card on Coastal Bays (Video)
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Md.- On Monday, The Maryland Coastal Bays Program released a report card on the health of Maryland and Virginia's Atlantic coastal bays. The grades were given to six coastal bays in Worcester and Accomack counties. The overall grade for the bays was a C+. The Sinepuxent Bay scored the best with a B. The Saint Martin's River and Newport Bay scored the lowest with a D+.

Southern Maryland News (Wed 10 Jun, 2009)
Cardin seeks federal aid for So. Maryland: Military, higher-ed requests top wish list
Staff quoted: Alliance for Coastal Technologies
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U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) has submitted dozens of federal aid earmarks for local priorities to be included in the fiscal 2010 budget, including several that will directly benefit military bases, mass transit, career readiness and the environment in Southern Maryland.

The Baltimore Sun (Tue 9 Jun, 2009)
Coastal bays are degrading: String of fragile lagoons west of Ocean City given a C-plus in first report card
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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Maryland's coastal bays - where many beach vacationers fish, boat and admire the sunsets - are in better shape than the Chesapeake Bay, but their health is slipping amid growing pollution, a new scientific report finds.

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