Clean Up Call

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Yesterday a group of scientists asked the government to get serious about cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. America’s Bay continues to suffer from “dead zones,” oxygen starved pockets in the water that are caused by  the run-off of chemical pollution from surrounding farms. It was 25 years ago that state governments in Virginia and Maryland made an agreement with the federal government to aggressively fight for a Bay clean-up, and despite spending $6 billion, efforts are falling well short of a 2010 deadline to have the estuary in proper health. Scientists are calling for much tougher regulations on farmers. Read more in the Washington Post.

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