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PHOTO: B.V. Wine from California's Napa Valley is donating a portion of profits from sales in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. to the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Trust. The nonprofit funds about $5 million in projects and programs to improve the bay each year. Photo credit: NOAA.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A bi-coastal partnership is mixing water with fine wines to benefit projects to restore Chesapeake Bay. Beaulieu Vineyard, or B.V. Wine, from California's Napa Valley is donating a portion of its profits from sales in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. to the nonprofit Chesape ...Read More

PHOTO: Warming surface temperatures associated with climate change are one factor in the rising population of jellyfish at Florida beaches, according to a National Wildlife Federation report. Photo courtesy: NOAA

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - This Labor Day weekend, thousands of Floridians and visitors may feel more than just the sting of a sunburn. Jellyfish are hanging around beaches, with at least 400 people stung last weekend alone. While the toxin-tentacled animal has long been a part of beach-life, "jellyfi ...Read More

PHOTO: The new Chesapeake Conservation Corps class will be announced Tuesday, and is set to include 32 people ages 18 to 25 who will spend a year volunteering on projects that benefit the bay. Photo credit: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - At least 32 young people are ready to get to work Tuesday to serve as yearlong volunteers with the 2015 Chesapeake Conservation Corps program. More than 100 students had applied for positions with organizations that work on environmental projects benefitting the health of Chesapeak ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report digging deeply into public opinion polls shows conservation is a broad concern among America's Latino population and that candidates in upcoming mid-term elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.
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NEW YORK - While some might think immigration policy dominates the concern of Hispanics in New York and around the nation, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups - Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation - dug deeply into nine recent public opinion polls and ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA holds hearings across the country beginning Tuesday on its proposed Clean Air Plan aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants. While Maine is not a hearing site, one member of Congress is making sure her voice is heard. Photo credit: Dori / Wikimedia Commons.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Environmental Protection agency (EPA) will begin holding a series of public hearings across the U.S. on Tuesday on the newly-announced Clean Air Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. The hearings are being held this week ...Read More

PHOTO: Loggerhead sea turtles will be released this weekend at the "Tour de Turtles," with satellite transmitters to track their travels around Florida's coast. Photo courtesy Sea Turtle Conservancy.

VERO BEACH, Fla. - "Let them go, let them go!" Insert the melody from the song from Disney's hit movie, "Frozen." This weekend, Florida's Sea Turtle Conservancy will do just that, as it releases two loggerheads - appropriately named "Anna" and "Elsa" - as part of the group's 2014 "Tour de Turtles m ...Read More

PHOTO: Ocean acidification is eroding coral reefs, like this one in Pacific Panama. Photo credit: Derek Manzello

MIAMI – This weekend, thousands of people will enjoy Florida’s beaches, but many may not realize the saltwater they're swimming in is becoming increasingly acidic. Another unpleasant side effect of global warming, ocean acidification is a steady decrease in the pH levels of ocean water ...Read More

IMAGE: A Dominion Resources offshore wind project is fairly far along, and offers huge potential, according to a new report on offshore wind power in the Atlantic. Map courtesy Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

RICHMOND, Va. - A huge wind project in the early stages off Virginia Beach has the potential to provide a lot of reasonably-priced, steady power, according to a new report. "Catching the Wind," which looks at offshore wind turbine projects along the East Coast, reported that the Dominion project tw ...Read More

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