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Fighting To Survive On The Chesapeake Bay (Originally Broadcast On Coastal Connection 9/16/2011)

Chesapeake Bay watermen say they're worried their way of life may be on the way out.
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Va. Bay Cleanup Estimate Now Tops $15B

Virginia's bill for Chesapeake Bay cleanup may be more expensive than state officials originally thought, according to a new estimate.

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D.C. Fire Stations To Install Green Roofs

Plants growing on the roof of fire station.

Several D.C. fire stations will soon have a green respite installed on their roofs as part of a Chesapeake Bay protection grant.

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Chesapeake Pollution Linked To Dairy Farms

Northern end of Chesapeake Bay

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency believes dairy farms in Virginia partly to blame for ongoing pollution problems in the Chesapeake.

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Virginia Considers Banning Winter Crab Harvest For Another Year

Virginia is considering extending a ban on harvesting crabs in winter for a fourth year in a row, and the public will get to weigh in on that plan later this summer.

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Homebuilders Group Sues EPA Over Bay Restoration

A homebuilders group is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's strategy for restoring the Chesapeake Bay.

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Enviro Groups: Bay Cleanup Plan Not Unreasonable

Environmental groups led by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation are trying to join a legal battle over Chesapeake Bay restoration plans.

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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.