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Bay Journal (Tue 1 Sep, 2009)
Summer oxygen levels better than average, less than predicted
Staff quoted: UMCES
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Summer oxygen levels in the Bay were better than last year, though not quite as good as scientists had expected, according to monitoring data.

The Annapolis Capital (Fri 28 Aug, 2009)
Expanded program includes Magothy, South
Staff quoted: Horn Point Laboratory
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Piloting his powerboat along the Severn River Thursrday morning, Gary Allanson captained what amounted to an on-the-water oyster-delivery service.

Southern Maryland News (Fri 28 Aug, 2009)
A walk through Solomons Island
Staff quoted: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
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Just off the side of Solomons Island Road, across the street from the northern edge of the boardwalk and the Patuxent River, two umbrellas shade three benches in front of Jillian's, a drink stand carved into JJ's Tackle Shop.

The Washington Post (Mon 24 Aug, 2009)
To Some Chesapeake Crabbers, a $50 Document Is Priceless: Despite Industry's Woes, Many Watermen Refuse to Sell Symbol of Old Way of Life
Staff quoted: Doug Lipton
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The Chesapeake Bay, raked by storms and swimming with things that pinch and sting, has always been brutal on wooden boats, old lighthouses and ungloved fingers.

Alaska Journal of Commerce (Fri 21 Aug, 2009)
Report says coal project would damage salmon streams
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer
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Scientific reports commissioned by an environmental law firm in Anchorage conclude that critical salmon fisheries would never fully recover from impact of a proposed Chuitna coal strip mine.

The Charleston (WV) Gazette (Fri 21 Aug, 2009)
WVDEP Dissent: Biologist says Huffman wrong on MTR
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer
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West Virginia Environmental Protection Secretary Randy Huffman's testimony in June at a congressional hearing on mountaintop removal has drawn a lot of comment, and even helped fuel a protest calling for his resignation.

WHYY (NPR) Philadelphia (Thu 20 Aug, 2009)
The Health of the Chesapeake Bay (Audio)
Staff quoted: Walt Boynton
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Plant and animal life in Chesapeake Bay is being choked by an excess of nutrients flowing into the waters. Nitrogen and phosphorous pollution from car exhaust, power plants and fertilizers runs into the Bay and is killing off oysters, blue crabs, sturgeon, and eel grass. This hour, a conversation on nutrient pollution in the Chesapeake with Walter Boynton, an ecologist from the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science and Tom Horton, an author and environmental reporter. (60:00)

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.

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