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USDA Pledges Financial Support for Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Partnerships

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretaries Robert Bonnie and Michael Scuse pledged up to $5 million to state and local partnerships in six states for accelerating tree planting along the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The pledge was made at a summit in Washington, D.C. attended by leaders of Chesapeake Bay water quality restoration efforts.

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New Reports Detail Lack of Progress in Cleaning Up Chesapeake Bay Tributaries Over the Last Decade

More Accountability Needed for Agricultural Pollution on Maryland's Eastern Shore

A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report card on the Chesapeake Bay was headlined "partners are making progress in Chesapeake Bay cleanup."  But a pair of new reports by the Environmental Integrity Project demonstrate that EPA may be over-estimating reductions in farm pollution and that phosphorus and algae concentrations remain too high in rivers on Maryland's Eastern Shore and have shown no real improvement in the last decade. 

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Go Green: Repower Your Vehicle's Engine

When serious engine trouble hits, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners that repowering their current vehicle rather than buying a new one is the cost-effective, "green" way to go.

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MAFMC: New Assessment Concludes that Butterfish Are Not Overfished

A new scientific assessment of the butterfish population indicates that the stock is not overfished and that overfishing is not occurring. These findings were detailed in the 58th Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) Summary Report, which was released by the NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center last month after being approved by a panel of external peer reviewers during the Stock Assessment Review Committee (SARC) process.

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