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  1. Bay 101: Air Pollution

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    Air pollution affects each of the 17.7 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. But it doesn’t just cloud the air we breathe. Airborne pollutants can also harm our land and water,…

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    • Bay 101: Bay Grasses

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      Bay grasses, also known as submerged aquatic vegetation, are an integral part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Lee Karrh from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) explains what bay grasses…

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      • Bay 101: Blue Crabs

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        Why are blue crabs important to the Chesapeake Bay? Bruce Vogt from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explains the iconic crustacean’s economic, ecologic and gastronomic…

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        • Bay 101: Emerald Ash Borer

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          The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect that is killing ash trees as it spreads across the United States. Colleen Kenny, a forester with the Maryland Forest Service, and Paula Shrewsbury, a professor…

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          • Bay 101: Fish Kills

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            Decomposing algae blooms can suck oxygen out of the water, suffocating marine life and causing fish kills. In this follow-up to Bay 101: Algae Blooms, Charlie Poukish from the Maryland Department…

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            • Bay 101: Intersex Fish

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              Fish biologist Vicki Blazer with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) brings her team to the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, Va, to collect and study specimens of smallmouth bass, a species in which…

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              • Bay 101: Population Growth

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                Our daily lives can dramatically impact the environment when we consume natural resources, alter the landscape to fit our needs and pollute our land, air and water. As the population in the Chesapeake…

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                • Bay 101: Sediment

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                  Scientist Allen Gellis with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) visits Linganore Creek in Maryland to describe how he conducts studies of sediment sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Sediment…

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                  • Bay 101: Stormwater Runoff

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                    When rainfall runs across roads, lawns and golf courses, it can pick up pollutants before it enters local waterways. Mike Fritz from the Chesapeake Bay Program explains why so-called “stormwater…

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                    • Bay 101: Striped Bass

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                      Striped bass are a sought-after commercial and recreational catch and a key predator in the Chesapeake Bay food web. Andrew Turner from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Versar…

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                      • Bay 101: Wastewater Treatment

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                        Old wastewater treatment plants can contribute nitrogen and phosphorous to the Chesapeake Bay, but plants across the watershed are being upgraded. Alan Quimby from the Queen Anne’s County (Md.)…

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                        • Changing Chesapeake - Fish Facing Warmer Waters

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                          The Chesapeake Bay has warmed by almost three degrees in the past 70 years. So, what does a warming climate mean for the fish species that reside in the Chesapeake Bay? Dr. David Secor, a fisheries…

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