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Legislators from the Eastern Shore are making sure fish passage and sediment issues that affect the Chesapeake Bay are resolved, as Exelon Power negotiates a 46-year license to continue operating the Conowingo Dam in the Susquehanna River in northern Maryland.
Most Chesapeake Bay health indicators improved or stayed the same in 2012, but urban and suburban stormwater runoff got worse, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation told the House Environmental Matters Committee Wednesday.
With economies collapsing all over the world, with storms like Sandy destroying all in its path, with tragedies like 9-11 promoting fear, some people are mobilizing for crisis.
Low-oxygen conditions accounted for about a third of lethal events investigated by the Maryland Department of the Environment since it began collecting fish kill data in 1984, a Capital News Service analysis found.
Half of the Anacostia fishermen share their contaminated fish with others along the watershed, according to a new survey released by local environmental groups.