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2008-07-01 03:00:20

By LAWRENCE LATANE III The new federal farm bill promises a bumper crop of subsidies for farmers in Virginia and five other states to keep water pollution out of the Chesapeake Bay.

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2008-02-08 11:20:00

Researchers have found that forms of fish containing both male and female traits appear to be more prevalent in areas with more farming and population density, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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2008-02-08 00:20:00

For several years, scientists have been working to determine why so many male smallmouth bass in the Potomac River basin have immature female egg cells in their testes - a form of intersex. They are closer to finding an answer.

2007-07-09 17:43:42

Virginia plans to install a monitoring station in the Potomac River that will help boaters and fishermen while assisting marine biologists studying the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

2007-01-23 00:00:12

By David Dishneau HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Potomac River is being readied for a starring role in the restoration of the American eel to Eastern U.S. waterways.

2006-01-31 14:03:37

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2006-01-31 10:56:41

By Alan Elsner EASTON, Maryland (Reuters) - In 1608, the English explorer Captain John Smith and a crew of 14 embarked on an epic 3,000-mile (4,828-km) journey in a small boat to map the shores of Chesapeake Bay, which is now shared by Virginia and Maryland.

2006-01-31 08:04:49

By Alan Elsner EASTON, Maryland (Reuters) - In 1608, the English explorer Captain John Smith and a crew of 14 embarked on an epic 3,000-mile (4,828-km) journey in a small boat to map the shores of Chesapeake Bay, which is now shared by Virginia and Maryland.

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2004-12-21 07:28:47

Male fish that are growing eggs have been found in the Potomac River near Sharpsburg, a sign that a little-understood type of pollution is spreading downstream from West Virginia, a federal scientist says.


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