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The Gazette (Wed 6 Aug, 2014)
Data collaborative set to help clean up the Chesapeake
Staff quoted: Tom Miller, Don Boesch
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For the past decade, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has received an increase in data that has the potential to give scientists a better idea of the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Now, UMCES has formed the Environmental Statistics Collaborative, which provides a means to interpret the large amounts of data.


ABC News (Thu 31 Jul, 2014)
Annoying Minor Floods Are Increasing on US Coasts
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.


The Falls Church News Press (Thu 31 Jul, 2014)
A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church
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Water quality has long been one of the measures of a community's health. As work continues on methods to restore the Chesapeake Bay and the local streams feeding into the estuary, water quality remains paramount. Upgrades of wastewater treatment plants are primary reasons for point source improvements in the past 20 years or so. Local governments spend millions of taxpayer and ratepayer dollars to meet the limits of technology to remove nutrients – nitrogen and phosphorus especially – from the effluent discharged after treatment. Fairfax County shares capacity in several local systems – Blue Plains, Alexandria Renew, Occoquan, and its own Noman Cole Pollution Control Plant on Richmond Highway. All of these systems are award-winners for advanced treatment of wastewater.


Chesapeake Bay Program (Wed 30 Jul, 2014)
Ten boats of the Chesapeake Bay
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Have you ever found yourself looking out at the boats dotting the Chesapeake Bay and wondering, "What kind of ship is that?" So have we! Below is a list of 10 iconic watercraft visible on the Bay today.


Technical.ly Baltimore (Wed 30 Jul, 2014)
At IMET, NPR reports, farming bluefin tuna ain't easy
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Scientists at IMET talked about their work farming the coveted bluefin tuna. The bluefin suffers from overfishing, but farming them is a challenge for IMET and the several other aquaculture institutions working to grow them.


CBS Baltimore (Tue 29 Jul, 2014)
Annapolis, Baltimore Have Most Nuisance Flooding In The Nation
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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BALTIMORE (WJZ)— Nuisance flooding is the high water that swamps streets and sidewalks during storms. It's a growing problem for coastal cities.


The Washington Post (Mon 28 Jul, 2014)
Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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WASHINGTON — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.


Wildlife Extra (Thu 24 Jul, 2014)
New technology could save blue whales from being hit by ships
Staff quoted: Helen Bailey
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Scientists from the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science are developing a near real-time computer model that predicts where endangered blue whales will gather as they move around the Pacific ocean off California, reports digital news site, TakePart.


WTOP Radio News (Wed 23 Jul, 2014)
Teens hit Maryland beach to study crabs
Staff quoted: J. Sook Chung
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WASHINGTON -- While some teenagers spend their summer relaxing on the beach, others spend it studying some of the creatures that live there.


Technical.ly Baltimore (Mon 21 Jul, 2014)
IMET gets $600K to make entrepreneurs out of scientists
Staff quoted: Russell Hill
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A new grant-funded program at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology will help graduate students tie what they learn about molecular biology and sustainable aquaculture to real-world commercial applications.


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