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What's Up? Magazine (Mon 9 Jun, 2014)
Whale Watchers
Staff quoted: Helen Bailey
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The days of "Moby Dick" are gone.


Southern Maryland News (Fri 6 Jun, 2014)
Study: Bay, Patuxent water health steady, but poor in 2013 - UMCES gives Chesapeake a grade of "C," river a "D"
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison, Jeremy Testa
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The health of the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River remained steady in 2013, according to annual data released by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.


The Star Democrat (Fri 6 Jun, 2014)
Oyster reef plantings underway
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EASTON — It's planting season again for the Marylanders Grow Oysters program.


The Huffington Post Green Blog (Thu 5 Jun, 2014)
Key Device In BP Oil Spill Faulted By Safety Board; Still Poses Risk For Active Drilling Rigs
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The key last-ditch safety device that failed to prevent the 2010 BP oil spill remains a potentially catastrophic problem today for some offshore drilling, according to a federal safety board investigation.


NPR (Thu 5 Jun, 2014)
Board: Oil Drilling Risks Remain From Device Woes
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The key last-ditch safety device that failed to prevent the 2010 BP oil spill remains a potentially catastrophic problem today for some offshore drilling, according to a federal safety board investigation.


ABC News (Thu 5 Jun, 2014)
Board: Oil Drilling Risks Remain From Device Woes
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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The key last-ditch safety device that failed to prevent the 2010 BP oil spill remains a potentially catastrophic problem today for some offshore drilling, according to a federal safety board investigation.


Yahoo News (Thu 5 Jun, 2014)
Safety board faults key device in BP oil spill
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal board investigation into the 2010 BP oil spill concludes that a last-ditch safety device on the underwater well had multiple failures, wasn't tested properly and still poses a risk for many rigs drilling today.


WDSU News (Thu 5 Jun, 2014)
Safety board faults key device in BP oil spill
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WASHINGTON —A federal investigative board concludes that the last-ditch safety device that didn't stop the 2010 BP oil spill had multiple failures, wasn't tested properly and still poses a risk for many rigs drilling today.


Yale Environment 360 (Thu 5 Jun, 2014)
How Weeds Could Help Feed Billions in a Warming World
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Weeds that resemble knee-high grass grow in planter pots in a small room at a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab just outside Washington, D.C. Light, heat, and carbon dioxide reach the plants at steady levels. For more than a month, the weeds have sustained the same conditions expected to be earth's norm 35 years from now — carbon dioxide levels equivalent to an urban traffic jam, and temperatures tipping into the dangerous zone for the planet's health.


The Star Democrat (Tue 3 Jun, 2014)
Professor outlines Md. clean energy plan
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ST. MICHAELS — Maryland, as well as the rest of the nation, needs to begin transitioning its energy portfolio from fossil fuels and natural gas to renewable sources, according to Robert Howarth, the David R. Atkinson professor of ecology and environmental biology from Cornell University.


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