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Fuel Fix (Wed 21 Jan, 2015)
BP trial: Oil spill caused massive ecological damage, marine scientist says
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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NEW ORLEANS — The third phase of the trial to determine BP's federal fines for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is underway Wednesday, the second day in three weeks of court hearings.


The Huffington Post Green Blog (Wed 21 Jan, 2015)
Past And Future Effects Of Oil Spill Argued In BP Penalty Trial
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental researchers and BP attorneys sparred Wednesday over the potential effects of the 2010 Gulf oil spill in a trial aimed at determining whether the oil giant should be made to pay some $13.7 billion in Clean Water Act penalties.


The Houston Chronicle (Wed 21 Jan, 2015)
Witness faults oil spill efforts by BP
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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NEW ORLEANS - The oil spill response operations that BP managed out of Houston five years ago fell short of typical efforts to remove crude from the ocean, a government witness testified Wednesday.


The Baltimore Sun (Fri 16 Jan, 2015)
Big ships on the Chesapeake Bay follow strict environmental safety rules
Staff quoted: Mario Tamburri
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Please allow me to correct some of the points letter writer Bernard Helinski recently made regarding ships' ballast water polluting the Chesapeake Bay ("Ship ballast a major source of pollution," Jan. 7).


Yale Environment 360 (Thu 15 Jan, 2015)
For Vulnerable Barrier Islands, A Rush to Rebuild on U.S. Coast
Staff quoted: Bill Boicourt
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Six years ago, Hurricane Ike nearly wiped the barrier island of Bolivar off the Texas map. A 17-foot storm surge destroyed nearly every home in some communities and killed at least 15 people. Long-time residents feared the wild, sandy spit of land between the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay would never recover.


The Baltimore Business Journal (Mon 12 Jan, 2015)
Eric Davidson Recognition Plaque
Staff quoted: Eric Davidson
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Eric Davidson


ABC News 2 (Sun 11 Jan, 2015)
How Maryland is restoring its oyster population
Staff quoted: Don Meritt
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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Steve Vilnit didn't expect to become Internet famous for a picture he took one sunny day back in November.


The Star Democrat (Sat 10 Jan, 2015)
Nanticoke Creekwatchers seek volunteers
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VIENNA — The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance is now recruiting volunteer Nanticoke Creekwatchers for the 2015 monitoring season.


Technical.ly Baltimore (Tue 6 Jan, 2015)
IMET expands economic mission with incubator, office hours
Staff quoted: Nick Hammond
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Business outreach has always been a part of the charge for the Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology. But as the calendar flips over into 2015, the downtown research center's new year's resolution is to focus a little more on the commercial side of its mission.


Bay Journal (Tue 6 Jan, 2015)
Proposed ozone standards would help meet Bay's water goals
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A new federal proposal to clean up the nation's air would not only help people breathe easier, but would also help meet the goals for cleaner Bay water by 2025.


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