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.
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.
The University of Maryland and the University of Virginia have come up with an online Nitrogen Footprint Calculator that estimates how much nitrogen a person is responsible for releasing into the environment.
Certain human communities in our region are grappling with flooding and expected rising sea levels. But wildlife in the region is also experiencing changes; sensitive ecosystems are already disappearing.
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