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Decline in dead zones: Efforts to heal Chesapeake Bay are working

Efforts to reduce the flow of fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay appear to be giving a boost to the bay's health, a new study that analyzed 60 years of water quality data has concluded.
"We now have evidence that cutting back on the nutrient pollutants pouring into the bay can make a difference. I think that's really significant."
- lead author Rebecca R. Murphy, a doctoral student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins

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Decline in dead zones: Efforts to heal Chesapeake Bay are working

Source: AFP, Thu November 10, 2011
Efforts to reduce the flow of fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay appear to be giving a boost to the bay's health, a new study that analyzed 60 years of water quality data has concluded.

The Plow & Hearth(R) Campaign to Reforest America(R) Reaches Goal

Source: Yahoo! Finance, Sat October 24, 2009
The Plow & Hearth(R) Campaign to Reforest America®, a yearlong reforestation effort launched by the company last October has reached its goal of donating one million trees to be planted in locations across the country.

US homeless couple marry in dream wedding

Source: Yahoo! News, Sat May 09, 2009
The groom wore a black tuxedo, a damask-rose pink waistcoat and tie, and an ear-to-ear smile.

Mystery donors give $45 million to colleges

Source: MSNBC, Fri April 24, 2009
A mystery is unfolding in the world of college fundraising: During the past few weeks, at least eight universities have received gifts totaling nearly $45 million, and the schools had to promise not to try to find out the giver's identity.

Obama signs wide-ranging conservation law

Source: Terra Daily, Wed April 01, 2009
Washington, D.C., USA - President Barack Obama signed legislation on Monday expanding and protecting US public parks and wilderness areas from oil and gas development, billed as the largest US conservation measure in more than 15 years.

Endangered Leopards Birth Suprises All

Source: CBS News, Fri March 27, 2009
Front Royal, Virginia, USA - At the National Zoo in Washington this week, the surprise birth of not one, but two clouded leopard cubs is giving new hope to an endangered species.

New Vaccine Developed For Preventing ‘Uncommon Cold’ Virus

Source: Science Daily, Sun February 15, 2009
Fairfax, Virginia, USA - Common colds typically cause a week of sneezing, aches and pains and then fade away leaving only a sore nose and a few used sick days behind.

Gates Foundation donates to health, connectivity

Source: CNET News, Fri December 26, 2008
Seattle, Washington, USA - Charitable causes are getting hit hard these days, but the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, formed by the eponymous Microsoft founder and his wife, announced Thursday the donation of nearly $14 million.

Toddler lost in the woods saved by two puppies who kept him warm (w/Video)

Source: KARE, Tue December 09, 2008
Halifax County, Virginia, USA - A couple of puppies are being credited for helping save the life of a Virginia toddler ... Three-year-old Jaylynn Thorpe was found over the weekend after he had been lost in the woods for 21 hours.

Librarian leaves $2.2 million to her colleges

Source: MSNBC, Sun November 30, 2008
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - A retired Virginia school teacher and librarian who died two years ago left more than $2 million to split between the universities she attended, the schools announced Tuesday.

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