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The Bay Net News (Mon 12 May, 2014)
Governor O'Malley signs bills to prepare for impacts of extreme weather
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Governor Martin O'Malley signed into law two pieces of legislation that will help the State prepare for the impacts of climate change and extreme weather in Maryland. The first, the Bay Acidification Bill, will create a Task Force to evaluate and address the effects of changing chemistry in the Chesapeake Bay and other Maryland waterways. The second, the CoastSmart Bill, will ensure the State follows standards to make safe and fiscally-wise investments when building or updating State agency structures located in vulnerable coastal areas.


UMD Right Now (Mon 12 May, 2014)
UMD and UMCES to Award Joint Degree in Marine and Environmental Science
Staff quoted: Cassie Gurbisz, Don Boesch, Ed Houde
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – For the first time, the University of Maryland will award graduate degrees in marine and environmental sciences jointly with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), one of a few academic institutions in the country with a singular focus on environmental science.


eWallstreeter (Mon 12 May, 2014)
UMD AND UMCES TO AWARD JOINT DEGREE IN MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Staff quoted: Don Boesch, Ed Houde
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For the first time, the University of Maryland will award graduate degrees in marine and environmental sciences jointly with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.


WYPR (NPR) Radio (Fri 9 May, 2014)
The Dam is Not So Threatening After All, Geologists Say
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Federal geologists once warned that the silt trapped behind Conowingo dam was "a time bomb," threatening to choke the life out of Chesapeake Bay. The mass of muck piled up behind the dam over the years is enough to fill M&T Bank Stadium 80 times over. And a major storm could hurl tons of it through the flood gates down river and into the bay, destroying grass beds and suffocating oyster bars.


Southern Maryland News Net (Fri 9 May, 2014)
Extraordinary Opportunity Offered for Middle Schoolers
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Is your middle school student interested in environmental science, being outdoors, learning by doing, and experimenting? The Calvert Marine Museum is offering the perfect program: the Summer Environmental Institute. This fun, hands-on camp experience will give kids a chance to get out on the water, into the marsh, behind the scenes at the museum, and into science labs at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL). Camp is July 28 – August 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and participants pay only $75. Visit the website HERE, or call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.


Washington Business Journal (Fri 9 May, 2014)
John D. Porcari Recognition Plaque
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John D. Porcari


The Star Democrat (Wed 7 May, 2014)
NOAA will focus on Choptank
Staff quoted: Tom Fisher
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CAMBRIDGE — The Choptank River Complex was chosen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as one of two areas in the nation to be a Habitat Focus Area.


Bay Journal (Mon 5 May, 2014)
Cardin holds Conowingo hearing - Army Corps, Fish and Wildlife officials testify about sediment, fish passage as dam seeks relicensing
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works; Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife held a hearing today at Conowingo Dam to gather information pertinent to relicensing the hydro-electric dam, which spans the Susquehanna River ten miles upstream from Chesapeake Bay, near the town of Darlington.


The Star Democrat (Thu 1 May, 2014)
Energy, climate planning focus of May 3 talk
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ST. MICHAELS — The Horn Point Laboratory will offer a public lecture by Dr. Robert Howarth at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Van Lennep Auditorium. The event is free to the public, with limited seating. Dr. Howarth was one of TIME magazine's 50 people who matter in 2011 and the David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University.


CBS Baltimore (Tue 29 Apr, 2014)
Cause Of Floating Dead Fish In Maryland Waters Remains A Mystery
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—As quickly as it started, a fish kill in Baltimore's Inner Harbor appears to be easing.


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