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2014-03-24 16:21:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that efforts to reduce pollution in Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Watershed continue to yield progress. The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) today released its annual Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model progress run results for 2013. These numbers represent the estimated amounts of phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment conveyed to the Chesapeake Bay. "Pennsylvania's hard...

Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater Is Home To Oldest Seawater On Earth
2013-11-22 04:32:34

[ Watch the Video: Old Water Found In The New World ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologists drilling into the largest crater in the country have stumbled across an amazing discovery – the oldest body of seawater ever unearthed. The water, which according to Discovery News is at least 100 million years old, was found over one kilometer beneath Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. The seawater is believed to have come from the...

2013-10-28 23:26:11

From water quality standards to establishing allocations, 10 papers tell the story of the Chesapeake Bay restoration. MIddleburg, VA (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is pleased to present in its October 2013 issue a Featured Collection, "Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Development and Application." Ten papers plus an introduction tell the story of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL from developing water quality...

Nutrient Pollution Could Cause Record-Setting 'Dead Zone' In Gulf Of Mexico
2013-06-19 07:08:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This year, scientists are expecting a very large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, according to several NOAA-supported forecast models. Those same models predict a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay. A research team comprised of scientists from the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium used the NOAA-supported models to forecast that this...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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