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  • Report: A healthy Chesapeake Bay is worth $50 billion a year to Virginia

    Report:  A healthy Chesapeake Bay is worth $50 billion a year to Virginia
    What's a restored Chesapeake Bay worth to Virginia? Nearly $50 billion a year. That's the dollar value the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) came up with in a new report that for the first time takes a look at the economic benefits of a healthy watershed....
  • State helps combat flooding in Fort Lauderdale's isle communities

    State helps combat flooding in Fort Lauderdale's isle communities
    Fort Lauderdale's effort to control tidal flooding on the isle communities off Las Olas Boulevard is receiving a $700,000 boost from the state. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a grant Wednesday that will be used for...
  • Forests of rare coral discovered off South Florida

    Forests of rare coral discovered off South Florida
    A surprise discovery along the South Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of coral thought to be disappearing from the region's reefs. More than 38 acres of staghorn coral has been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-Dade...
  • Is artificial turf causing cancer?

    Is artificial turf causing cancer?
    Synthetic turf fields are made of a synthetic grasslike material, to which 40,000 ground-up rubber tires are added as "in-fill." It is the out-gassing of chemicals from these ground-up rubber tire "crumbs," as well as the rubber crumb dust, that pose...
  • Audubon's Christmas bird count in full swing in Connecticut

    Audubon's Christmas bird count in full swing in Connecticut
    Steve Morytko got an early start to his portion of a Christmas bird count on Dec. 20. The Ashford native was in his backyard at 1:45 a.m. looking for owls. His efforts yielded a count of four great horned owls and two eastern screech owls. Those were...
  • Middletown Health Department Offering Radon Test Kits For Residents

    MIDDLETOWN — The city health department is offering a limited number of free radon test kits for residents in January as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Radon Action Month. With proof of residency, the kits can be picked up in...
  • State Easing New Rules Aimed At Cutting Storm Runoff Pollution

    State Easing New Rules Aimed At Cutting Storm Runoff Pollution
    HARTFORD — A deluge of protests from municipal officials over the potential costs involved with new state proposals to reduce pollution from storm runoff has prompted the state's environmental agency to revise its regulatory plans. A spokesman...
  • Fish Hatcheries' Supporters Fear They Could Be On Budget Chopping Block Again

    Fish Hatcheries' Supporters Fear They Could Be On Budget Chopping Block Again
    BERLIN — The folks who run the Kensington Hatchery and their colleagues at the two other state fish-raising operations worry a lot about predators. Herons, kingfishers, osprey and eagles snatch thousands of young trout and salmon from hatchery...
  • Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits

    Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits
    The amount of lung-damaging ozone inhaled by Orange County residents in recent years would exceed new limits for the pollutant that were proposed recently by the federal government. A push by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for further...
  • Hogan, Frosh could clash in new roles

    Hogan, Frosh could clash in new roles
    Next month brings Maryland a new chief executive and a new top lawyer who differ sharply on important issues — particularly how to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. They've also clashed personally in the past. As they prepare to meet Friday, Gov.-...
  • 30-foot pile of ground-up asphalt an eyesore, Lake Balboa residents say

    30-foot pile of ground-up asphalt an eyesore, Lake Balboa residents say
    Joan Kelley always loved her view of the San Gabriel Mountains in the winter. From the Lake Balboa house where she's lived for five decades, she would often step outside just to see the peaks in the distance, sometimes dusted with snow. But for the...