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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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Cleaner Water In Virginia Rivers, Runoff Still Problematic

According to environmental groups, Virginia is taking significant steps towards cleaning its waterways, but urban runoff continues to get worse, despite attempts to address it.

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Local Leaders Track Progress On Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

The region's top lawmakers will today assess their progress on cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay

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Jellygeddon? After Warm Spring, Jellyfish Count May Soar This Summer

Swimmers beware: experts are predicting that the jellyfish population in the Chesapeake Bay could be especially high this year.

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Chesapeake Cleanup Survives Cuts To Senate Farm Bill

The Senate passed its version of the farm bill on Thursday, and funding to clean up the Chesapeake Bay was preserved amidst $23 billion in cuts.

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Analysis: Chesapeake Cleanup Saved, Virginia Political Ad Blitz Begins

Funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup has been saved from the Farm Bill, says The Hill's Alex Bolton. He also discusses the advertising monsoon in Virginia for the contentious Senate race this November.

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Chesapeake Bay Oxygen Levels Fell In 2011

The Chesapeake Bay's oxygen levels took a dive last year, which could mean bad news for marine life in the body of water this season. 

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Dead Zones Reversible, Virginia Biologist Says

A marine biologist in Virginia has been studying dead zones — areas in bodies of water that are devoid of oxygen. He says the danger they bring to U.S. fisheries is real, but they are still reversible.

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O'Malley Signs Chesapeake Bay Protection Bills

Several bills were signed into law in Maryland yesterday, including some that would help reduce petition in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Computer Simulation Forecasts Chesapeake Bay's Future

A new computer simulation will help scientists determine how human behavior and climate will impact the Chesapeake Bay.

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