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Chesapeake Bay Contributes $107 Billion To Region's Economy, According To Report

The tally from a cleaner bay, which includes benefits to food production, tourism, and more, could go as high as $130 billion each year.
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MWAA Adopts Stormwater Regulations, Potentially Delaying Silver Line Phase 2

On the construction of second phase of the Silver Line, MWAA has opted to comply with state environmental regulations governing stormwater runoff into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, potentially adding additional costs and construction time.

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Scientists Marvel At Resilience Of Underwater Grasses In Chesapeake Bay

Beds of sea grass were nearly wiped out on the Susquehanna Flats during a hurricane 40 years ago, and scientists are just now unlocking the mysteries of how these important plants were able to bounce back.

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Watchdog Group Says EPA Could Be Underestimating Bay Pollution

An absence of monitoring along Eastern Shore rivers makes it impossible to check the runoff from Maryland poultry farms, according to the Environmental Integrity Project.

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Leaders Sign Landmark Agreement To Help Clean Chesapeake Bay

Governors from states neighboring the Chesapeake Bay recently signed what some environmentalists are calling a landmark agreement that recommits the effort to clean up the bay and broadens the approach to solving the problem.
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Efforts To Reduce Pollution Into Chesapeake Bay Falling Behind

States on the Chesapeake Bay have committed to plans to improve the quality of water in the area, and while pollution is being reduced, practices are behind where they are supposed to be.

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Scientists Worry About Future of Often-Overlooked Bay Species: The American Eel

There are few fish as mysterious as the American Eel. This slimy enigma can be found seemingly everywhere, from open oceans to the Chesapeake’s outer swamps. But these eels, once bountiful in our region, are now becoming more rare.
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This Week on Metro Connection: On the Bay

We hit the water as we explore the people and places around the Chesapeake Bay, including watermen, boat-building, crab-picking, and rain tax-paying.
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Door to Door: Solomons Island, Md., and Kent Island, Md.

It's our weekly trip around the region. This time around, we'll visit two Chesapeake Bay communities: Solomons Island, Md. and Kent Island, Md.
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Boat Builders Keep Traditions Alive in Tiny Maryland Town

The tiny town of Oxford, Md. is a pretty sleepy community. But for people who love boats and spending time on the water, it's a very important place.

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