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2011-05-19 15:17:00

QUEENSTOWN, Md., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington real estate development firm Akridge and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) staged their fourth successful Akridge Save the Bay Classic on Tuesday, dodging the threat of rain for the first time since the event's inception. Widely predicted thunderstorms did not materialize, and nearly 200 golfers enjoyed afternoon sunshine on Queenstown Harbor's two sustainable golf courses. The golf tournament was followed by both live and silent...

2011-04-10 11:05:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique partnership to reduce regional pollution took root in Annapolis, MD today as 100 volunteers planted 1,000 native trees on a former farm on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. The tree planting, as well as other regional efforts, is being funded by Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. (WGES) and Sterling Planet. Together with about 1,300 trees planted two weeks ago, the trees planted today represent the equivalent of burning 77,503...

2010-09-13 12:03:00

WGES CleanSteps(SM) Carbon Offsets now available to natural gas customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; effort includes creation of new Carbon Reduction Fund designed to help clean the Chesapeake Bay ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a first-of-its-kind partnership of corporations and environmentalists announced a new initiative designed to reduce greenhouse gases and improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region. Leading competitive...

2009-12-03 08:33:00

Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Conservation Fund and Ohio Environmental Council Join Growing Coalition of Supporters WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Gateway today announced that the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, The Conservation Fund and the Ohio Environmental Council have joined the over 100-member coalition of supporters. The endorsement of these leading environmental groups confirms the significant environmental benefits of the $850 million...

2008-08-04 18:00:26

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer There are two dreaded words that pretty much sum up all that's wrong with the Chesapeake Bay: dead zone. Though scientists say the term is something of a misnomer, it conjures a relatively accurate picture of what's going on below the surface of the bay. The dead zone is a vast stretch of oxygen-deprived water that can't support fish, crabs, shellfish or even little worms. The root cause of the dead zone is nitrogen and phosphorus pollution that comes...

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer Despite their long history of working to save the Magothy River, two environmental groups do not have enough interest in the river to block the building of a home on Dobbins Island, a judge ruled yesterday. Rather, Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Pamela L. North ruled the Magothy River Association and Chesapeake Bay Foundation do not have standing to prevent construction on the island, even though the groups have donated money and man-hours over the years...

2008-07-14 18:00:21

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer Magothy River advocates who want to preserve Dobbins Island are suing the island's owner, saying he broke off negotiations to sell the landmark to conservationists. The lawsuit - similar to one thrown out by a judge a year ago - asks the county Circuit Court to declare that the popular island is accessible to the public and that a fence installed on the beach by island owner David Clickner to deter trespassers is, in fact, on public land. And the lawsuit...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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