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The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog (Fri 23 May, 2014)
Bay health rates a 'C' for second year - Sewage upgrades, forests helped some rivers, farm runoff hurt others, UM report card finds
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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The Chesapeake Bay's health remained steady overall last year, despite heavy rains that normally flush pollution into its waters, University of Maryland scientists reported Friday. Declines in Eastern Shore rivers, however, indicated problems with polluted farm runoff there, researchers said.

The Star Democrat (Thu 22 May, 2014)
Horn Point researcher honored
Staff quoted: Jeff Cornwell, Don Boesch
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CAMBRIDGE — Jeffrey Cornwell, a professor at the Horn Point Laboratory who specializes in sediments, water quality and wetlands, was honored by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science for his scientific work and research.

The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog (Tue 20 May, 2014)
Historic sites face climate threats
Staff quoted: Bill Boicourt
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The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she's in a race against time to protect one of Maryland's oldest communities from the rising waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Huffington Post (Tue 20 May, 2014)
History Under Water: Climate Change Imperils Historic, Cultural Sites
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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On a bright, unseasonably hot morning in early May, Susan Meredith pushed her kayak off the banks of the Little Blackwater River, a shallow, 15-mile tributary running through Dorchester County, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The water, cool and dark, is almost perfectly still, broken only by the occasional leaping fish.

The Star Democrat (Mon 19 May, 2014)
Tours to begin at Horn Point
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CAMBRIDGE — Tours will begin at Horn Point Laboratory on May 31.

The Star Democrat (Sun 18 May, 2014)
Oyster restoration efforts are 'paying off'
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Much has been written lately questioning Maryland's Department of Resources (DNR's) reef-building operation as part of the Little Choptank River oyster restoration work. Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) has no first-hand experience with this project, but has closely watched and participated in oyster restoration efforts by DNR and others in various other watersheds and closely observed the work of DNR on Harris Creek, in particular.

WTOP Radio News (Fri 16 May, 2014)
Can D.C. survive 'unstoppable' ice melt?
Staff quoted: Bill Boicourt
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WASHINGTON -- What will become of the nation's capital?

The Baltimore Business Journal (Tue 13 May, 2014)
John D. Porcari Recognition Plaque
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John D. Porcari

City Biz List - Baltimore (Tue 13 May, 2014)
John D. Porcari Joins University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Board of Visitors
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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Maryland's premier research institution aimed at advancing scientific knowledge of the environment, has appointed former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari to its Board of Visitors. He is currently Senior Vice President and National Director of Strategic Consulting at Parsons Brinckerhoff. Porcari served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation under the Obama administration from 2009-2013. He was responsible for managing all DOT operations, including operation of the nation's airspace and air traffic control system; funding the interstate, national highway, transit and passenger rail systems; safety regulation and oversight of aviation; and the U.S. Maritime Administration. He twice served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, from 2007 to 2009 and from 1999 to 2003, which includes the Port of Baltimore, a sponsor of UMCES ballast water and other research. He was Vice President for Administrative Affairs at the University of Maryland 2003 to 2007, serving as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the flagship campus of University System of Maryland. Porcari received a master's degree in public administration from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York at Albany, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Dayton. He has served on the board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the American Public Transportation Association, the World Trade Center Institute, and the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

My Eastern Shore (Mon 12 May, 2014)
Panel discounts Conowingo Dam's impact on Bay health
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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DARLINGTON — Experts told Sen. Ben Cardin that rivers and streams in the watershed above the dam are responsible for about 80 percent of the sediment flowing into the Chesapeake Bay via the Susquehanna River.

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