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Politico (Thu 2 Jul, 2015)
BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement in Gulf spill
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Oil giant BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion to the federal government and five Gulf Coast states under a record environmental settlement to cover claims from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, the Justice Department announced Thursday.


Science Newsline (Thu 2 Jul, 2015)
Charcoaling Manure And Greening Neighborhoods in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Staff quoted: Kalla Kvalnes, Anne Gustafson, Rebecca Fox, Cassie Gurbisz
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When ecologists gather in Baltimore, Md., this August for the 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, special attention will fall on the local Chesapeake Bay watershed, with field trips and research presentations exploring its rich wildlife and social history. At symposia, poster exhibits, and site visits, ecologists will have opportunities to discuss the latest research and experiences working with stakeholders in the region to improve the health of the nation's largest estuary.


Norwalk Daily Voice (Wed 1 Jul, 2015)
Murphy Pushes Bill To Fund Long Island Sound Preservation
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NORWALK, Conn. – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined local leaders conservationists on the piers of Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Tuesday to promote a new federal bill that would devote $65 million a year toward the protection of Long Island Sound.


American Live Wire (Wed 1 Jul, 2015)
Grading System Introduced to Distinguish Clean Water In Long Island Sound
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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Waterways face a wide variety of threats, including excess nitrogen from farms, suburbs and cities, toxic algal blooms, failing septic systems, litter, power plant water, pollution and climate change throughout the U.S. The clean water proponents, government officials, communities and scientists use a number of different tactics and tools to confront these challenges and to increase awareness to these threats and bring about improvements in ecological health. One clever course to take is a report card – like the one recently released for the Long Island Sound.


Ridgefield Daily Voice (Wed 1 Jul, 2015)
Murphy Pushes Bill To Fund Long Island Sound Preservation
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NORWALK, Conn. – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined local leaders conservationists on the piers of Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Tuesday to promote a new federal bill that would devote $65 million a year toward the protection of Long Island Sound.


Morgan Messenger (Wed 1 Jul, 2015)
Volunteers to track water quality, bay restoration
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The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has announced a new partnership with the Izaak Walton League of America, the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) housed at Dickinson College, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to expand the number of local volunteers trained and actively involved in water quality monitoring across the watershed, and to provide standardized technical support to ensure high-quality scientific data collection.


Danbury Daily Voice (Wed 1 Jul, 2015)
Murphy Pushes Bill To Fund Long Island Sound Preservation
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NORWALK, Conn. – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined local leaders conservationists on the piers of Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Tuesday to promote a new federal bill that would devote $65 million a year toward the protection of Long Island Sound.


Wilton Daily Voice (CT) (Wed 1 Jul, 2015)
Murphy Pushes Bill To Fund Long Island Sound Preservation
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NORWALK, Conn. – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined local leaders conservationists on the piers of Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Tuesday to promote a new federal bill that would devote $65 million a year toward the protection of Long Island Sound.


Greenwich Daily Voice (Wed 1 Jul, 2015)
Murphy Pushes Bill To Fund Long Island Sound Preservation
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NORWALK, Conn. – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined local leaders conservationists on the piers of Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Tuesday to promote a new federal bill that would devote $65 million a year toward the protection of Long Island Sound.


Port Chester Daily Voice (Wed 1 Jul, 2015)
Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Fund Long Island Sound Preservation
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NORWALK, Conn. – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined local leaders conservationists on the piers of Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Tuesday to promote a new federal bill that would devote $65 million a year toward the protection of Long Island Sound.


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