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By TOM HORTON | November 5, 1994
First, a clarification: Because of editorial changes in last week's column, readers may have inferred that I think Ellen Sauerbrey, the Republican candidate for governor, agrees with nearly all the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's recommended positions on the environment.The column should have advised voters to take her claim to that effect with a dose of salt. For 16 years, Mrs. Sauerbrey has consistently opposed issues supported by the foundation and other environmentalists, ranging from clean air and strip mining to recycling, endangered species and forest protection.
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By TIMOTHY B. WHEELER and TIMOTHY B. WHEELER,SUN REPORTER | May 6, 2006
BOWIE -- Joseph Mills just wants to keep doing what his family has been doing on the outskirts of this town for 30-some years - raise a few cattle on the hilly 10-acre plot his aging parents entrusted to him. Oasis Farms, they call it. It has been anything but that the past six months. The stream that used to meander through Mills' pasture has gone dry, apparently an unforeseen result of runoff control measures taken by a developer building an 1,800-home planned community on three sides of his property.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | May 16, 1991
The Army is helping thousands of migratory fish reproduce.Officials at Fort George G. Meade unveiled a "fish ladder" yesterday that will allow ocean-going fish to swim upstream to their traditional spawning grounds for the first time in 50 years.For five decades, schools of blueback herring, hickory shad and alewife have been thwarted by a dam, which the U.S. Army built across the Little Patuxent River to supply the Odenton base with water.Army contractors built a specially engineered metal and concrete staircase this spring to help the fish cross the dam and continue their 2,000-mile journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the river's upper reaches.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2000
The need for a bypass dominated a meeting last night of Manchester town officials and Carroll County commissioners. The wide-ranging session also included discussion of economic development, water and sewer resources, and neighborhood revitalization. "We're a little community up here swimming upstream," said Councilman Joe Jordan. "We've got growth to the north in another state altogether. We can't do much about that, I feel like I spend a lot of time in a reactive mode." "We've all been hoping for a long time for a bypass on Main Street," said Steven C. Horn, county planning director.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2003
From the tiny viewing room at the top of Conowingo hydroelectric dam's fish elevator, Dick Williams ticked off a status report on the American shad in the Susquehanna River. It sounded promising as Williams clicked a metal counter in his hand each time one of the silvery, torpedo-shaped fish floated by. "Your eyes do bug-eye," said the Lancaster, Pa., retiree, who is working part time this spring to help count the elevator's catch. "You blink, and you might miss two fish." Small numbers?
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 3, 2001
BOCA CHICA BEACH, Texas - Until a few months ago, the Rio Grande gushed into the Gulf of Mexico here, but now the river's mouth is parched - instead of a ribbon of blue, a 500-foot sandbar marks the U.S.-Mexico border. That and a small sign, some strategically placed driftwood and a piece of drooping orange fence. An eight-year drought and voracious invaders - hundreds of thousands of thirsty migrants to booming border towns and exotic, water-hungry weeds - have consumed the great river's flow and helped bring it to this pathetic end after a journey of 1,900 miles from the Colorado mountains.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
Baltimore Fire Chief James S. Clack announced Friday that he will step down, ending a five-year tenure in which he oversaw historic lows in fire deaths but implemented budget cuts that critics said compromised safety. Clack, 52, the first chief hired from outside the department's ranks, said in an interview that he is resigning in July to be closer to family in Minnesota. He said this year's budget is the first he's had without substantial cuts, and he wants to leave on a high note.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
With debris from last week's deluge still littering the Inner Harbor, a big new weapon is poised to take on the rafts of floating trash that routinely gross out Baltimore's waterfront visitors and residents alike. A "water wheel" designed to scoop up 50,000 pounds of flotsam every day debuts Thursday in the channel between Piers 5 and 6, where the Jones Falls empties into the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River. Its backers hope it will make a serious dent in the torrent of garbage that's flushed into the harbor whenever it rains, besmirching the city's watery showcase.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | August 19, 1999
Fishermen angling for tarpon or pompano usually have to go to Florida, or the Carolinas, or at least to the lower Chesapeake Bay. But not this year.Wildlife authorities have verified catches of both species this month in Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake.They're among a growing list of creatures said to be venturing up the bay as the deepening drought pushes water temperatures and salinity levels higher."We've had a hot summer and very salty conditions in the Chesapeake Bay, and it makes good conditions for these semitropical fish," said Phil Jones, resource management director for the state Department of Natural Resources.
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