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The Easton Star Democrat (Sun 26 Jul, 2009)
Lack of funding next summer could affect science program at Horn Point
Staff quoted: Jackie Leggett
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CAMBRIDGE - Forty-five eighth-, ninth- and 10th-grade students from around the state spent Tuesday taking tours and conducting scientific experiments at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science at Horn Point as part of the week-long overnight educational camp.

The Baltimore Sun - Bay and Environment Blog (Sat 25 Jul, 2009)
Bay monitoring cuts "very troublesome"
Staff quoted: UMCES
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A federal scientist calls "very troublesome" the state budget cut eliminating funds to monitor algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay.

The Annapolis Capital (Fri 24 Jul, 2009)
Digest: Smaller dead zone in bay predicted
Staff quoted: Integration and Application Network
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ANNAPOLIS - Scientists are predicting a smaller-than-average "dead zone" in the Chesapeake Bay this summer.

Southern Maryland News (Wed 22 Jul, 2009)
Testimony warns about effects of rising sea levels
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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The U.S. House Representatives Committee on Natural Resources heard testimony recently about how climate change will affect the rising sea levels, inhabitants and communities on the Chesapeake Bay.

The Salisbury Daily Times (Mon 20 Jul, 2009)
'Shifting Sands' explores region's history
Staff quoted: Integration and Application Network
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While many are aware of the environmental challenges the coastal bays watershed currently faces, the remarkable history of the area is not as often examined. "Shifting Sands -- Environmental and Coastal Change in Maryland's Coastal Bays" not only covers in depth the obstacles that stand in the way of the health of the bays, but also provides intriguing insight into the area's past and also its future direction. This look over time provides a unique socio-cultural perspective and rare local history which complements the scientific analysis to create a comprehensive view of the state of the watershed.

Yale Environment 360 (Mon 20 Jul, 2009)
Mountaintop Mining Legacy: Destroying Appalachian Streams
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer, Keith Eshleman
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Laurel Branch Hollow was once a small West Virginia mountain valley, with steep, forested hillsides and a stream that, depending on the season and the rains, flowed or trickled down into the Mud River about 200 yards below. The stream teamed with microbes and insect life, and each spring it became a sumptuous buffet for the birds, fish, and amphibians in the valley.

The Newark (NJ) Star Ledger (Sun 19 Jul, 2009)
Scientists at Toolik Field Station investigate a warming Arctic
Staff quoted: Byron Crump
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TOOLIK FIELD STATION, ALASKA -- Once it seemed the Alaskan tundra would never burn.

The Salisbury Daily Times (Sat 18 Jul, 2009)
Summer Center funds painted out of budget
Staff quoted: Horn Point Laboratory
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SALISBURY -- Stepping into the role of magical nanny Mary Poppins, Kendra Walker moved with a wooden stick instead of an umbrella while learning the choreography to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

The Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate (Fri 17 Jul, 2009)
Official: Coastal talks incomplete
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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As scientists from around the country met Thursday to discuss specific coastal restoration projects, one scientist cautioned the group that there are "big picture" items that are still missing from that discussion.

The Annapolis Capital (Fri 17 Jul, 2009)
Around Annapolis: Group uses oysters to clean the Chesapeake Bay
Staff quoted: Horn Point Laboratory
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Just as "a chicken in every pot" was a catch phrase for prosperity in the Hoover era, Evan Thalenberg is hoping that "an oyster bed under every dock" will be an idea that catches on to help bring the Chesapeake Bay back to life.

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