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The Star Democrat (Tue 24 Mar, 2015)
Boesch speaks on the impacts of climate change
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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WYE MILLS — About 35 percent of Eastern Shore residents are concerned with the implications of climate change, according to a recent survey conducted by George Mason University and funded by the Town Creek Foundation, said Dr. Donald Boesch in a talk at the Aspen Institute on Friday, March 20.


Think Progress (Mon 23 Mar, 2015)
Maryland Has A Plan To Turn Chicken Poop Into Energy
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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For decades, Maryland has seen its dream of cleaning up the polluted Chesapeake Bay buried under a mountain of chicken poop. Chicken manure — a waste-product of the state's booming chicken industry — has long been used as fertilizer for Maryland's farms, but it also contributes to nutrient runoff that pollutes the Chesapeake.


Alaska Dispatch News (Sun 22 Mar, 2015)
With Chuitna, Alaska faces a historic decision for wild salmon habitat protection
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer
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In the coming months, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources must decide whether to reserve water in the Middle Fork of the Chuitna River to protect wild salmon, or allow the water, and wild salmon, to be removed by a coal company to extract coal for export to Asia.


The Washington Examiner (Fri 20 Mar, 2015)
BP spars with states, feds over Gulf of Mexico health
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Sniping between BP and the governments affected by the oil giant's Gulf of Mexico 2010 oil spill is reaching a fever pitch as the five-year anniversary of the largest spill in U.S. history approaches.


Chemical and Engineering News (Mon 16 Mar, 2015)
Figuring Out Fracking Wastewater
Staff quoted: Jenna Luek
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Almost 3 million gallons of concentrated salt water leaked in early January from a ruptured pipeline at a natural gas drilling site near Williston, N.D. The brine, a by-product of the oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, spilled into two creeks that empty into the Missouri River, according to news reports. Although a state health official said the salty water was quickly diluted once it reached the Missouri, the spill—large by North Dakota standards—raised questions about the contents of the brine.


The Diamondback (Fri 13 Mar, 2015)
After snow, 10 tons of chemicals for melting ice could have lasting effects
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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While snow and ice from the storm last week has disappeared, the road salt used to get rid of it could create detrimental season-long environmental impacts, university landscape service officials said.


Acsess DL (Wed 11 Mar, 2015)
JEQ special section tackles vexing challenge: How to increase nitrogen use efficiency on farms
Staff quoted: Eric Davidson
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The ability to manufacture synthetic nitrogen fertilizer has been a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it greatly improved human nutrition and well-being during the 20th century. On the other hand, it poses major human health risks and environmental challenges in our current century, the 21st.


Southern Maryland News (Tue 10 Mar, 2015)
Climate Commission Changes Gain Senate Approval, Now Head to House
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ANNAPOLIS--The Maryland Senate voted favorably Tuesday on a bill to expand and provide guidelines for membership and subdivisions of the Climate Change Commission, and now it heads to the House of Delegates for approval.


The Talbot Spy (Tue 10 Mar, 2015)
Out and About (Sort Of): Good for Grumbles on Conowingo by Howard Freedlander
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Last week, appearing before the Eastern Shore delegation, the then acting secretary of the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE), Ben Grumbles, clarified a controversy that has raged the past few years ever since Maryland established Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) to meet federal guidelines for the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay.


Capital Gazette (Mon 9 Mar, 2015)
Spring is definitely in the air
Staff quoted: Dave Secor
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in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious — E. E. Cummings


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