Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

"Times are tough for Chesapeake oysters. For one thing, they used to be bigger. "If you look at what people were saying back in the 1600s and 1700s about oysters, people had to cut them in half before they could even eat them," says Denise Breitburg, an ecologist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center."

Source: NPR, 07/28/2016

"Final Federal MCHM Study Leaves Same Questions Unanswered"

"Federal government scientists on Friday released the final update of their study of Crude MCHM, without answering several important questions about the potential health effects of the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents in Charleston and surrounding communities of the Kanawha Valley."

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail, 07/11/2016

"W. Va. Starts Digging Out From Massive Flood Damage; At Least 25 Dead"

"Officials in flood-stricken areas of West Virginia shifted their attention Sunday to repairing damage inflicted by the historic deluge that killed at least 25 people as it washed out homes, roads and bridges. Search and rescue operations continued in some pockets of the state."

Source: USA TODAY, 06/27/2016

US To Probe Civil Rights Complaint Against Proposed Md. Power Plant

"Two federal agencies announced this week that they will investigate whether Maryland regulators discriminated against a majority-black community by issuing a permit last fall to build a natural-gas power plant in southern Prince George’s County."

Source: Wash Post, 06/17/2016


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