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City Dock flooding portends worse to come
     Analysts looking at the effects of changing climate usually talk about threats to property and health. But a new study billed as the first of its kind breaks down costs to businesses.
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Join Alliance for the Bay’s Project Clean Stream

     Saturday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. 

     One way to get out and enjoy the warm weather is to join in the annual watershed cleanup.

    Volunteers are needed to help Alliance for the Bay’s Project Clean Stream team collect trash.

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Historic town founded 125 years ago
    Rarely do you hear it said, “My home town hasn’t changed a bit since I was a kid.”
     Much more common is regret for the good old days. This town isn’t what it was, you might hear. It used to be so much better when we were young …
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Our heritage, our legacy

      The Old Line State turns 385 years old this week. While the official date of the founding of the colony is March 25, sites in Anne Arundel County will celebrate the weekend of March 29 thru 31.
     A wealth of historic locales, farms, parks, businesses and museums invite you in to explore for just $1 or free. 
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London Town joins UNESCO’s Slave Route roll

       Another historic Chesapeake site joins UNESCO’s roll of Sites of Memory.

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Your ideas wanted

      Speak up on what improvements our state roads need — sometimes desperately). Maryland Department of Transportation is seeking comment on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which includes state, regional and local plans.

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New effort to protect Chincoteague ponies

      Those wild ponies roaming Assateague Island have been around since the 17th century after surviving a shipwreck, as the story goes. They’ve withstood wars, hurricanes, drunk drivers and tourists trying to feed them potato chips.

      But four centuries after their arrival, the Chincoteague ponies may be falling victim to another scourge: climate change.

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Dedicated as osprey parents are, their chicks need luck — and good weather — to survive

      I am waiting. Every spring, I wait for my two osprey to return to their nest along Maryland Route 4 near Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. I call them my osprey because I watch their progress on my commute home, and each year I note whether they are able to raise young. It is an interesting show with daily installments.
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Archaeology and photography combine to ­dramatic effect

     Archaeologists throughout the Chesapeake are in a race against time to record sites threatened by the effects of climate change.
    Rising sea levels, eroding coasts and intense storms have washed away countless resources, some dating back thousands of years. Sinking land and rampant development have exacerbated the problem.­
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