Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bay Needs More Work and MONITORING

Report: Bay cleanup shows promise; more work and monitoring ahead File photo Stormwater runoff Polluted stormwater runoff — such as this sediment-laden water in Annapolis — is a vexing problem for the Chesapeake Bay. A report released Tuesday says several … Continue reading

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Watershed Impacts of Development in the BVI

Happened to come across this article in an old on-line issue of BVI Yachting and Property Guide on critical sustainable development issues in the BVI by Shannon Gore of Coastal Management Consulting <http://www.cmcbvi.com/&gt;: Smart Development Written by Shannon Gore Friday, … Continue reading

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Account of Cruise Ship (Cunard Victoria) to Pitcairn Island . . .

from the blog of a long-time buddy (college, actually) Diary == 2014 a periodic photographic diary … ← Pitcairn Island, Australia == February 16, 2014 Sunday == Say Hello to the Descendants of the Bounty Mutineers Current Header = Moai … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Live-Aboard Sailor – Honest.

Wretched conditions on sailboat lead to child abuse charges [Keep in mind that wind chill conditions the past 6 weeks have frequently been below 10 degrees F.] Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:00 am | Updated: 11:48 pm, Wed Feb … Continue reading

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CDC Expert Says Chikungunya Likely to Spread in USA

From the University of Minnesota, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy: <http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2014/02/expert-says-chikungunya-likely-keep-spreading&gt; Expert says chikungunya likely to keep spreading Robert Roos | News Editor | CIDRAP News | Feb 18, 2014 aedes_aegypti.jpg CDC / Prof. Frank Hadley Collins An … Continue reading

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Saving Mountain Maryland

saving mountain maryland.

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Don’t Let Them Clean Up the Chesapeake . . . . .

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NYTimes: Chikungunya Fever is Advancing thru the Eastern Caribbean

from the Americas section of the Sunday NY Times: <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/world/americas/virus-advances-through-east-caribbean.html?_r=0&gt; Virus Advances Through East Caribbean By FRANCES ROBLESFEB. 8, 2014 Launch media viewer The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries Chikungunya fever. James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, via Associated Press … Continue reading

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Erik Michelsen Starts Work at Anne Arundel County DPW as Stormwater Czar

from the Baltimore Sun <http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-ar-stormwater-profile-20140206,0,1882288.story&gt; — also, Pat Furgurson has a similar, page-one story in the Annapolis Capital: <http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/environment/environmental-leader-takes-reins-of-stormwater-restoration/article_d68ef993-63e0-536c-ba69-19aa5b08ffe8.html&gt; South River environmentalist wades into Arundel’s stormwater program By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun 5:16 p.m. EST, February 6, 2014 As … Continue reading

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Small Island Trivia. . . .

Just in case you were wondering. . . . . bluenose A native of Nova Scotia: a colloquial designation. A Nova Scotian vessel. A puritanical person; a prude. This word as a Nova Scotian nickname comes from an allusion either … Continue reading

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