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03.31.10

By MORGAN GIBSON Capital News Service Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WASHINGTON - Maryland environmental groups were outraged over President Obama's announcement Wednesday lifting the 20-year ban on offshore drilling, saying the move could have disastrous effects on the Chesapeake Bay.

02.17.10

By MORGAN GIBSON Capital News Service Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WASHINGTON- "Snowpocalypse" removal methods won't hurt the Chesapeake Bay as they flow downstream, but spring showers are another matter, experts say.

The salt poured on snow-covered roads is not a problem for the brackish bay because it is a mixture of salt and fresh water. What hurts are the plastic bags, oil, animal manure, dirt and trash that flow into the Chesapeake every spring.

11.13.09

By LINDSAY GSELL Capital News Service Friday, November 13, 2009

MOUNT RANIER - On a brisk fall night here, Brent Bolin fires up his corn-burning stove.

"It's great you can have some heat while you're sitting in your living room or doing whatever," said the 33-year-old National Institutes of Health employee. "It's a cozy, nice thing to have."

11.12.09

By DAVID M. JOHNSON Capital News Service Thursday, November 12, 2009

WASHINGTON - The world economy has reached a dangerous twilight at the end of the fossil fuel era, and urgently needs to change its energy sources, said Jeremy Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Bethesda.

Businesses, however, can turn that impending disaster into opportunity by investing in green energy solutions.