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  • EPA: Virginia 'on course' for bay cleanup, but must ramp up runoff reduction

    EPA: Virginia 'on course' for bay cleanup, but must ramp up runoff reduction
    Virginia and six other jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are making overall progress in bay cleanup, but lag in one key area in meeting the next round of targets. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said reducing nitrogen remains a...
  • Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer

    Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer
    Scientists are predicting that the Chesapeake Bay's oxygen-starved "dead zone" will be slightly larger than average this summer. Using computer modeling underwritten by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, researchers forecast that by...
  • No denying climate change deniers

    People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
  • NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer

    NOAA forecast is for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer
    The Chesapeake Bay can expect bigger oxygen-depleted dead zones than average this summer, and many of the marine creatures that live in its depths will face a tougher struggle to survive. The forecast comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Obama to order major expansion of ocean sanctuary in Pacific

    President Obama announced a series of measures Tuesday to protect parts of the world’s oceans, including the creation of a marine sanctuary that would close a large swath of the central Pacific to fishing and energy development. The plan would...
  • Groups sue U.S. agencies, saying plan to protect salmon falls short

    A coalition of conservation and fishing organizations on Tuesday sued the federal agencies responsible for protecting endangered salmon and steelhead trout populations in the Pacific Northwest, charging that the agencies’ latest plan to aid 13 at-...
  • Obama proposes initiative on tracking fish

    Obama proposes initiative on tracking fish
    — The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
  • Study finds oil from BP spill impedes fish's swimming

    MIAMI In a lab on Virginia Key, a group of baby fish are being put through their paces on a tiny fish treadmill. The inch-long mahi-mahi, being used as part of a study to assess damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that spread crude across...
  • Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows

    Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows
    A new census study shows there are more than 2,400 white sharks off California and suggests that existing protective measures should be maintained because they are increasing the size and health of the population. The study by a 10-member team led by...
  • Game of drones: Hobbyists find different uses for unmanned aircraft

    Game of drones: Hobbyists find different uses for unmanned aircraft
    Forget traditional photos. Even cellphone videos are old-school. When tourist Dan Hoffman sought to chronicle his Fort Lauderdale vacation, he unpacked his drone. Hoffman, who works for a software company in Chicago, launched it off the beach on a...
  • Hurricane Arthur is expected to kick up rip currents along East Coast

    Hurricane Arthur is expected to kick up rip currents along East Coast
    Unlike violent, crashing waves, you probably won’t notice a rip current until you’re right in the middle of one. Fourth of July beachgoers on the East Coast will need to take extra precautions to avoid these strong, narrow currents, courtesy...