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The Washington Post
2010-05-06

At this writing, crude oil is continuing to leak from the crumpled riser pipe lying on the seabed in 5,000 feet of water at the Deepwater Horizon drilling site in Mississippi Canyon Block 252.

WUSA (Washington) Television
2010-05-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - When engineers in the Gulf of Mexico try later this week a dramatic method for trapping oil escaping from a sunken oil rig, the procedure will be watched with keen interest at the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science.

Los Angeles Times
2010-05-04

The oil dispersants being used in the Gulf of Mexico spill may help destroy the oil a little faster, but their primary purpose is to alter its destination so that the oil stays in the deep ocean ra

WJZ (Baltimore) Television
2010-05-04

CAMBRIDGE, Md. ― Gulf Coast residents are keeping an anxious eye on the shoreline with hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil still headed their way.

WYPR (NPR) - Maryland Morning Radio Program
2010-05-03

It's been nearly two weeks since an oil rig explosion caused a spill off the southern coast. Experts are still attempting to attack and contain the spill.

The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog
2010-05-03

As if the prospect of oil smothering Louisiana's marshes and Gulf coast beaches isn't bad enough, some people are worrying publicly that the Deepwater Horizon blowout could be felt beyond the Gulf

The Cumberland Times-News
2010-05-02

FROSTBURG — Maryland State Parks Ranger Sarah Milbourne is this year's recipient of the Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award for her strong personal and professional commitment to environmental education throughout her Western Maryland community.

The Associated Press
2010-05-01

The head of the University of Maryland's Horn Point oyster hatchery in Cambridge says he hopes a new pier will allow it to more than double production.

The Baltimore Sun
2010-05-01

The oil that began washing ashore Friday in Louisiana could devastate one of the richest coastal ecosystems in the country and cripple a major source of the nation's seafood, a top Maryland scientist warns.

Bay Journal
2010-05-01

Bay cleanup efforts may have, literally, been fighting a headwind almost from the day they started.

For years, scientists have been confounded by a Bay restoration paradox. Although the amount of nitrogen entering the Chesapeake has declined somewhat, the extent of low-oxygen waters-so-called "dead zones"-has increased.