Chesapeake Bay Gets D+ in Report Card

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.

Chesapeake Bay Gets D+ in New Report Card
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24 comments

Lynn D.
Lynn D4 years ago

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

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J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago

be good stewards, or lose it

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Chad A.
Chad A5 years ago

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.

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Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson5 years ago

Very sad.

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Pogle S.
Pogle S5 years ago

Shocking lack of action!

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Patricia M.
Patricia M5 years ago

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.

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Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

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

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Amanda M.
Amanda M5 years ago

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.

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Deirdre B.
Deirdre Boyne5 years ago

Very saddening

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Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers5 years ago

Very sad indeed.

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