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The Washington Post

The Chesapeake Bay is getting a C on its annual report card.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences announced the grade for the bay's health in 2009 Tuesday in Middle River. It's up slightly from a C-minus in 2008.

The Baltimore Sun - Bay and Environment Blog

The Chesapeake Bay's health increased slightly last year, continuing a slow comeback from a water-quality low point hit in 2003, University of Maryland scientists reported Tuesday.

The Associated Press

Parts of the Chesapeake Bay made modest improvements in water quality and other indicators of overall health in 2009, a report released Wednesday found.

The Annapolis Capital

CHASE - The weather was rainy, cool and dreary, but the news yesterday provided some hope on the shores of the Gunpowder River: The Chesapeake Bay earned a C in its latest report card.

The Stockton (CA) Record

A study funded mostly by Delta water exporters concludes that the primary cause of the decline of fish is the release of treated wastewater into the estuary.

The Sacramento Bee

Two new studies point to Sacramento's wastewater as the culprit behind declining fish populations in the Delta.

New Scientist

Surface slicks may account for as little as 2 per cent of the oil now spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, according to a study of a controlled deep-water spill conducted in 2000 by the US Minerals Management Service and a consortium of oil companies, including BP.

WJZ (Baltimore) Television

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. - The annual report card on the bay's health is out, and if they were your kid's grades, you could forget about any scholarships.

Common sense would tell you what flows into rivers flows into the bay.

The Baltimore Sun

While the Chesapeake Bay's overall health improved slightly last year, the rivers that drain much of the Baltimore area remain in such poor shape that they earn a "failing grade," University of Maryland scientists reported Tuesday.

The Associated Press

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley is rolling out a new website to enable Maryland residents to check on the environmental health of Maryland streams.