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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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Captain Rachel Dean: High School Teacher by Weekday, Waterman by Weekend

Captain Rachel Dean has been working on the water for years — but don't call her a "waterwoman." The southern Maryland native says she and her fellow female watermen — while a minority — are every bit as hard-working as the boys.
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Environmentalists, Anti-Tax Activists Battle Over Stormwater Fees To Help the Bay

Environmental activists and EPA administrators agree that there are few things more important to the health of the Chesapeake than paying more attention to stormwater runoff flowing into the bay. But should people pay for that runoff?
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As 'Save the Bay' Movement Matures, Are We Closer to Cleaning Up the Chesapeake?

Fifty years ago, a group of Baltimore businessmen got together and cooked up a plan to create an organization dedicated to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. A half century later, is the Chesapeake Bay Foundation any closer to achieving its goals of cleaning up the bay?
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Local Crab-Picking Industry Struggles Amid Low Harvests, Global Competition

As Congress contemplates immigration reform, the future of the seasonal crab-picking workforce is up in the air.
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Remembering the Heyday of a Chesapeake Bay Amusement Park

Back in the day, Tolchester Beach was more or less the Coney Island of the Chesapeake Bay. Now, the tiny Tolchester Beach Revisited Museum tries to keep the park's memory alive.
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Long Winter Leads To Fewer Crabs In The Chesapeake Bay

An annual survey by marine scientists shows a significant drop in the number of spawning-age female blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay.
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Should Maryland Allow A Natural Gas Export Facility On The Chesapeake Bay?

Now that a $3.8 billion liquified natural-gas export facility has received preliminary approval near Solomon's Island, Md., some environmentalists are fighting the plan.

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'Biodiversitree' Project Studies Health Of Tree Species

Scientists in Maryland are conducting a 100-year experiment to understand the role trees play in promoting biodiversity.

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Dire Warnings About The Future Of Maryland's Smith Island (Part Two)

In the second of two stories on Smith Island, we'll talk with Maryland officials and climate-change experts about the prospects for this tiny spit of land in the Chesapeake Bay.

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