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Cleaner air may be driving improvements in Chesapeake Bay water quality

A new study suggests that improvements in air quality over the Potomac watershed, including the Washington, D.C., metro area, may be responsible for recent progress on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have linked improving water quality in streams and rivers of the Upper Potomac River Basin to reductions in nitrogen pollution onto the land and streams due to enforcement of the Clean Air Act. 

Scientists partner with farmers and landowners to help reduce runoff

Professor Tom Fisher wades into the water just past his knees in a creek at South Forge.

Estuaries like Chesapeake Bay could contribute more to global warming than once thought

We all know by now that methane is bad for the environment.

Chesapeake Bay ‘dead zone’ to vary from average to slightly smaller

Scientists expect that this year’s mid-summer Chesapeake Bay hypoxic low-oxygen zone or “dead zone” – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and aquatic life – will be approximately 1.58 cu

Underwater grass beds have ability to protect and maintain their own health

An expansive bed of underwater grass at the mouth of the Susquehanna River has proven it is able to “take a licking and keep on ticking.” A recent study has found that the submersed aquatic vegetat