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Indiana State University (Mon 27 Oct, 2014)
Oyster research uncovers clues to clean up pollution
Staff quoted: Jeff Cornwell
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Coastal residents may be gathering for oyster roasts these crisp fall afternoons, but Indiana State University student Zach Nickerson spent his summer in the Chesapeake Bay learning how these creatures help clear pollutants in the water before they make their way to our dinner tables.


Roll Call (Thu 23 Oct, 2014)
Offshore Wind Farms Pose Threat To Marine Wildlife
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Offshore wind turbines might pose a hazard to the birds that fly into them, but marine mammals bear most of the risk during their construction, according to a recent study from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.


Hydrogen Fuel News (Wed 22 Oct, 2014)
Report examines the environmental impacts of offshore wind energy systems
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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has released a new report concerning the environmental impact of offshore wind energy systems. The report notes that as the number of offshore projects increases, it is important to understand what impact they may have on wildlife and the environment in general. The report is meant to provide some insight into wind energy systems and offers recommendations for the future monitoring and assessment of offshore projects.


MDE News (Tue 21 Oct, 2014)
MDE hosts 4th annual Smart, Green & Growing Clean Water Innovations Trade Show
Staff quoted: Sarah Lane
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BALTIMORE, MD (October 21, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) today hosted the fourth annual Smart, Green & Growing Clean Water Innovations Trade Show. The event brought businesses, local governments, developers and other stakeholders together to find cost-effective, innovative and efficient ways to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and improve water quality in both local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.


The Fish Site (Mon 20 Oct, 2014)
How Do Offshore Wind Farms Impact Marine Species?
Staff quoted: Helen Bailey, Tom Miller
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US - Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but there is still much unknown about the effects on the environment.


Clean Technica (Mon 20 Oct, 2014)
Investigating The Environmental Impact Of Offshore Wind Farms
Staff quoted: Helen Bailey, Tom Miller
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Despite my well-publicised love for offshore wind farms and wind technology in general, the reality is that pursuing such a technology to the detriment of the environment almost completely undermines the supposed benefits we reap from such renewable technologies.


The Consortium for Ocean Leadership (Mon 20 Oct, 2014)
Impact of Offshore Wind Farms on Marine Species
Staff quoted: Helen Bailey, Tom Miller
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Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions.


CNN (Sun 19 Oct, 2014)
Somebody's Gotta Do It: Baby oyster cult
Staff quoted: Don Meritt, Stephanie Tobash
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Mike visits the Oyster Recovery Partnership, whose passion is growing baby oysters for oyster restoration. See Wed., 9p


Summit County Voice (Sat 18 Oct, 2014)
Let's do offshore wind power the right way!
Staff quoted: Helen Bailey, Tom Miller
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FRISCO — Many of the conflicts between energy development and wildlife protection developed because there wasn't enough upfront planning. Researchers with the University of Maryland say similar issues relating to offshore wind energy can be minimized with early monitoring.


ClimateWire (Fri 17 Oct, 2014)
Scientists seek ways to track offshore wind turbines' impacts
Staff quoted: Helen Bailey
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Scientists looking to measure the effects that offshore wind turbines may have on marine species are implementing a new two-year project to gauge the overall noise of the Atlantic Ocean.


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