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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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Analysis: Farm Bill Could Cut Funding For Chesapeake Bay

The annual farm bill is usually a contentious affair for Congress, but as The Hill's Alex Bolton explains, its focus on earmarks could eliminate funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup and preservation.

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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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Warm Temps Stir Chesapeake Bay Wildlife

Scientists say record warm temperatures have affected wildlife around the Chesapeake Bay.

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Cheseapeake Bay Sees 20% Drop In Underwater Grasses

Underwater grasses declined significantly in the Chesapeake Bay last year, which could pose a problem for marine life.

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Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Underfunded, Advocates Say

Efforts are underway to clean up the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, but environmental activists caution that not enough funding is being dedicated to do the job properly.

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Maryland Waterways To Get $7.5 Million For Oyster Restoration

Two Eastern Shore waterways will get $7.5 million for oyster restoration under Maryland's proposed state budget.

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