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Many Streams Suffer In Chesapeake Bay Watershed

There's less pollution draining into the Chesapeake Bay from rivers and streams in the watershed according to long term data, but the majority of streams remain in poor health.

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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Quality Is Better, Streams Still Poor

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey say the quality of water flowing into the Chesapeake Bay is improving over the long term, but streams are still in poor condition.

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Potomac River Gets A 'D' In Health

The annual Chesapeake Bay water quality "report card" does not contain good news for the Potomac River. The river quality dropped in 2010 from the year before, but scientists say the decline could have been even worse due to the rising population.

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Blue Crabs Take A Hit From Cold Snap, But Are Still Clawing Back

In December, the water in the Chesapeake Bay got so cold that one-third of all adult crabs died, but they are still within healthy population levels.

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Fertilizer Use Criticized In Maryland

Environmental advocates in Maryland are urging homeowners to cut back on their use of fertilizers on their lawns. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) took part in an event Monday in Baltimore in support of the group's efforts to reduce runoff from lawns in to the Chesapeake Bay.

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Spring Runoff Brings Problems To The Chesapeake Bay

Heavy rains and melting snow are setting the stage for problems in the Chesapeake Bay this year.

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The Sinking Islands Of The Chesapeake: Poplar Island

The Chesapeake Bay area has some of the highest rates of sea-level rise on the East Coast due to a combination of rising sea and sinking ground. At least three islands in the Chesapeake Bay have completely disappeared, and many more are on their way out. But at least one is actually making a comeback: Poplar Island, Md.

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Chesapeake Region Leads East Coast In Sea-Level Rise

Communities across the globe are beginning to come to grips with climate change and sea-level rise. One of the places where the water is rising especially quickly is right here in the Chesapeake Bay region.

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Environmental Groups Assail Cut To Bay Cleanup Plan

A Virginia representative proposes cutting the EPA's Total Maximum Daily Load plan.

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