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Idaho engineer to bring fresh eyes to Maryland's Chesapeake Bay research.

Peter Goodwin has spent much of his career engineering ways to restore salmon populations in dammed Pacific Northwest rivers or analyzing the downstream effects of water supply management decisions in drought-stressed California.

Peter Goodwin has spent much of his career engineering ways to restore salmon populations in dammed Pacific Northwest rivers or analyzing the downstream effects of water supply management decisions in drought-stressed California.

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VA gubernatorial hopefuls vow to stay course on Bay cleanup.

Speaking at a candidates’ forum in Richmond Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, and Republican Ed Gillespie each pledged to strike a balance between growing the state’s economy and protecting its natural resources; but they differed on the specifics.

VA gubernatorial hopefuls vow to stay course on Bay cleanup

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Don’t ignore a major threat to the Chesapeake Bay.

The bay cannot afford Maryland and the rest taking their eye off the big picture, just as improvements are becoming visible.

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Bay health gained slightly in 2016, assessment finds.

The Chesapeake Bay’s ecological health improved slightly last year, according to a new assessment, with three of the estuary’s key fish populations in their best shape in decades.

Improvements in crab, fish abundance noted in UM report card

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Bay grass restoration threatened by warming, scientists say.

The Bay region is unlikely to meet its underwater grass restoration goals unless it clears up the Chesapeake’s water beyond what is now targeted, scientists warned in a recent journal article.

Bay grass restoration threatened by warming, scientists say

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Bay cleanup efforts already feeling the heat from climate change.

Higher temperatures, rising sea level will make it even harder to reach 2025 goals.

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series examining issues related to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Midpoint Assessment of Bay cleanup efforts.

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