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Md. Tap Water Advocates Say No To Bottled Water

One group in Maryland is trying to encourage residents to drink more tap and less bottled water. Advocates say the bottled brand is costly and the water in many cases is just plain old tap water. They have a way to make their point.

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Commentary By Mike Tidwell: Pass The Wind Power Bill

Rising oil prices and new concerns about nuclear power are prompting a lot of people to reevaluate our sources of energy. Commentator Mike Tidwell, executive director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, is urging lawmakers in Maryland to consider the potential of offshore wind farms.

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Kicking Bottled Water At World Water Day

As part of World Water Day, small business owners and environmentalists are calling on Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley to cut state spending on bottled water.

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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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D.C. Number One For Renewable Energy Purchases

D.C. buys more renewable energy than any other city in the country, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Frederick County Nixes Cancer Cluster Claims

The Frederick County Department of Public health says its ongoing investigation into cancer rates near Fort Detrick, Md., still doesn't show a cancer cluster, but residents are quick to point out the limits of the investigation.

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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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