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The Washington Post (Thu 15 Oct, 2009)
Planet Peril - Doubts About Us, Not Warming
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Scientific understanding of the biophysical process and consequences of global climate change will surely evolve as further discoveries are made and hypotheses are challenged. However, even a Skeptical Scientist would have to conclude without doubt that -- based on evidence, not just theory -- humans are raising the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, CO2 traps heat, and the planet is accumulating heat.


The Easton Star Democrat (Thu 15 Oct, 2009)
Shore communities are 'in danger': UMCES president: Social, economic, environmental factors threaten region
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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EASTON - While the tasks of addressing climate change and creating a sustainable future can be looked at as challenges, they can also be viewed as opportunities, said Dr. Donald Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.


The Easton Star Democrat (Wed 14 Oct, 2009)
Horn Point Lab announces river study fellowship
Staff quoted: Mike Roman
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CAMBRIDGE - The Horn Point Laboratory hosted a gathering of donors and friends to preview its annual community Open House exhibits and to announce its first philanthropically supported fellowship on Friday evening, Oct. 9.


Southern Maryland News (Wed 14 Oct, 2009)
Environmentalists call for action at annual summit
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Scientists and environmentalists gathered at the 4th Annual State of the River Summit last Friday demanded swift action in addition to the money and talk that has been thrown at the decades-long debate over climate change.


The Annapolis Capital (Mon 12 Oct, 2009)
State sets new record for oyster restoration: 750 million spat placed in rivers that feed the bay
Staff quoted: Horn Point Laboratory
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Maryland has once again set a new record for oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.


The Easton Star Democrat (Sun 11 Oct, 2009)
Sea Grant program convening in Easton this week
Staff quoted: Maryland Sea Grant
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EASTON - A national college-level group working to restore America's waterways will be meeting this week at the Tidewater Inn.


The Annapolis Capital (Sun 11 Oct, 2009)
Island tales follow the wind: Local author pens short stories
Staff quoted: Jack Greer
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Ever since he spent barefoot and carefree summers at his grandmother's cottage along the York River outside his native Richmond, Jack Greer dreamed of sailing off into the Atlantic.


The Washington Post (Sat 10 Oct, 2009)
Planet Panel - If Oslo Then Copenhagen
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Yesterday, President Obama, while acknowledging that he did not feel that he deserved to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures, said that he would accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the American people. His aides indicated that he will travel to Oslo to receive the award on December 10. If he goes to Oslo, then he must attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference underway that very week in Copenhagen, just 300 air miles away, and demonstrate that American leadership is back by offering significant and tangible commitments.


The Easton Star Democrat (Thu 8 Oct, 2009)
Horn Point to hold open house Saturday
Staff quoted: Horn Point Laboratory
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CAMBRIDGE - The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Horn Point Laboratory invites the public to take part in its annual Community Open House on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Capital News Service (Wed 7 Oct, 2009)
Scientists, triathletes insist bay safe for swimming
Staff quoted: Heath Kelsey
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ANNAPOLIS - Megan Brubaker dove into the Choptank River in Cambridge for the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon last month, well aware of the high levels of pollution in the bay, but with no concerns for her health.


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