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PNS Daily News - June 28, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making headlines: Republicans scramble after a vote on health care delayed; a Clean Water Rule repeal comes under scrutiny; and a chemical in a common weed killer declared a carcinogen by California.

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Public News Service - MD: Oceans

Maryland may jump into the lead among states developing offshore wind energy. (boem.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Public Service Commission has started the 180-day proceeding to evaluate offshore wind project proposals, and local residents are invited to chime in. Companies that want to be considered needed to offer Marylanders long-term price stability, and environmental an

Buying the Bay Plate supports education programs and restoration work benefitting the Chesapeake Bay. (cbtrust.org)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – For people who love the Chesapeake Bay and want to help protect it, one of the easiest ways is by purchasing the Bay Plate. Since it was released in 1991, about 400,000 have been sold, with the money going to help clean up and protect the Bay. Kelly Swartout, Director of Mar

Students from schools across Maryland are playing a role in helping restore the oyster habitat in Chesapeake Bay. (CCA)

WESTMINSTER, Md. — What started as a small community event to draw people to downtown Westminster has turned into a city-wide effort to protect the oysters of Chesapeake Bay. According to Rick Elyar, regional president of the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland, the purpose of the W

Sea levels are expected to rise another foot by 2050, causing flooding and loss of wildlife habitat.(fws.gov)

BALTIMORE – Climate change already has had an impact on wildlife and communities along the Chesapeake Bay and on the East Coast, according to a new report, and it will only get worse unless there are cuts in carbon emissions. The National Wildlife Federation research called Changing Tides look

Rising sea levels are threatening wildlife and the economy of Maryland and other cities along the East Coast. (fws.gov)

BALTIMORE - A new report from the National Wildlife Federation details the increasing threats posed by sea-level rise to wildlife in Maryland. It also makes the case that these threats have to be fought with comprehensive policies that address the cause of climate change: carbon pollution. Tiffany

From March to September, oysters are planted in the Chesapeake Bay. In the last 20 years, almost 6 billion have been dropped back into the water to shore up the oyster population. (NOAA)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Now that the weather for it is better, there's a major oyster reseeding effort in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Bryan Kent Gomes at the nonprofit Oyster Recovery Partnership says the mission is to increase the number of oysters in the Bay. In the last two decades, they

Chesapeake Bay Conservation Corps members planting trees. The corps class of 2016 is being announced today. Photo courtesy: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

EDGEWATER, Md. – It's a tough job, but one so popular it's been expanded every year since 2010. Forty-one young men and woman ages 18 to 25 make up the Chesapeake Bay Conservation Corps class of 2016, being introduced today. The class will spend a year working on projects benefiting the Chesa

PHOTO: A local brewing company has released a beer to salute Chesapeake Bay. Full Tilt Brewing's The Bay IPA also helps raise money for restoration projects. Photo credit: Ben Schumin/Wikimedia Commons

BALTIMORE - It's a win for a local company and a win for Chesapeake Bay. A Baltimore-based brewing company has created "The Bay IPA" - a beer that salutes the bay with label art, and a portion of sales proceeds will go to the Chesapeake Bay Trust for restoration projects. Full Tilt Brewing co-owner

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