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Chesapeake Bay Gets D+ in Report Card

Chesapeake Bay Gets D+ in New Report Card
Science News by NewsLook

Heavy rains and a hot summer harmed the Chesapeake Bay’s health last year, earning it the second worst grade on a yearly report card issued Tuesday by the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science. Photo Credit: eutrophication&hypoxia via Flickr.

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12:51AM PST on Nov 15, 2012

sad........thanks for article!

7:44PM PST on Nov 10, 2012

be good stewards, or lose it

7:38PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

Most of the developed world deserves an F. We need to find ways of living with the planet and not destroying the world with have to live with.

12:28AM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

Very sad.

12:00AM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

Shocking lack of action!

7:09PM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

When is the government going to crack down on dumping and making our waterways unhealthy. Our bays, our oceans, all full of waste, deadly waste. Instead of wasting money on wars in countries who have no part in our free world, use money to clean up America, not help, byy warring, in some Middleeastern nation who has been in 1 war or anohter since Christ.

Scares me cause my oldest daughter moved to the Chesepeake Bay area due to a job change.

6:08PM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

Come on Maryland. Tell your environmental people to get with the program and fix this mess.

5:36PM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

As a Maryland resident, it both saddens and infuriates me to see that the Bay is in the shape it's in and worse, that there's so little that people are doing to change that. I live in Washington County, which is the easternmost county in the Western Maryland region, and many people up here flat-out refuse to accept that we are just as much a part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and our actions DO impact the Bay!

We humans are legally and morally obligated to clean up our act-literally.

1:26PM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

Very saddening

11:42AM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

Very sad indeed.

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