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U.S. Army Corps Proposes Plan To Restore Bay Oysters

A new plan could soon be underway to restore the native oyster to the Chesapeake Bay.

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As Bay's Health Improves, Fishermen Wait For Easing Of Harvest Limits

Chesapeake Bay experts saw improvement in the bay's health last year. Many fishermen that work the bay saw that same improvement firsthand, leading them to question some of the restrictive fishing limits set by state officials.

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Spring Weather Will Determine Chesapeake Bay's Health

The health of the Chesapeake Bay during the coming year depends on the weather over the next several months, according to scientists at the University of Maryland.

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Specialists Monitor Water Quality During And After Sandy

The verdict is out on the effects Hurricane Sandy will have on the area watershed, but water quality experts have been monitoring sediment levels before, during and after the storm.

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Record Number Of Baby Oysters Placed In Bay

The Horn Point Oyster Hatchery says it's produced a record number of baby oysters to help restore the Chesapeake Bay's depleted population.

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EPA's Bay Cleanup Strategy Heads To Court

The Environmental Protection Agency's strategy to clean up the Chesapeake Bay is being argued about in court.

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Eating Maryland Seafood Could Help Restore The Bay

Maryland's Department For Natural Resources is pushing a promotion next week which advocates eating state seafood to raise funds for oyster recovery in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Chesapeake Dead Zones Shrink Under Dry Conditions

Drought is generally considered an environmental albatross, but in the case of the Chesapeake Bay, dry conditions have diminished the appearance of seasonal dead zones.

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Analysis: Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Milestones Are A Mixed Bag

Cleanup efforts on the Chesapeake Bay have been underway for two years now, and as Beth McGee, with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, explains, the progress towards the 2025 goal has come in fits and starts.

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States Improve In Decreasing Wastewater Into The Bay

States that have rivers feeding into the Chesapeake Bay are making progress, according to the latest numbers from two non-profits.

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