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March 25, 2016 — Coastal dead zones, global warming, excess algae blooms, acid rain, ocean acidification, smog, impaired drinking water quality, an expanding ozone hole and biodiversity loss.

WBOC (Salisbury) Television

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- A bill passed Wednesday in the Maryland senate calls for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, or UMCES, to conduct a study of the public oyster fishery.


Prairie dogs are cute. They scamper in and out of holes in the ground and stand on two legs staring towards the sun.

Business Insider (India)

White-tailed prairie dogs are cuddly-looking vegetarians.

But as scientists are now learning, they're also vicious killers of herbivorous Wyoming ground squirrels.

The Talbot Spy

The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers are the lifeblood of the Eastern Shore.

New Scientist

Species: white-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys leucurus) Habitat: prairies of central US

The Atlantic

The first time it happened, it was over so quickly that John Hoogland almost missed it. It was a spring day in 2007.

Smithsonian Magazine

Most people accept that animals kill other animals for food, to protect their young or to defend a carcass or other food stash—it's the circle of life and all that.

Atlas Obscura

Prairie dogs are considered cute by many North Americans, even Teddy Roosevelt, who once called them "the most noisy and inquisitive animals imaginable."

Daily Mail (UK)

Think of a prairie dog, and colonies of super sociable whooping rodents throwing their paws in the air, springs to mind.