Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales may soon see updated protections, after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) posted a draft of their proposed rule to protect the species from fishing gear entanglements online on Wednesday.
"It’s horrifying that the monarch’s population has fallen so low; it’s great to hear that the Fish and Wildlife Service, after conducting an ‘intensive, thorough review,’ agrees that the monarch deserves new protections. And it’s absurd that the agency is punting on any sort of plan to protect this important species."
In Maryland and across America, the systems that should manage wastewater and stormwater are outdated and failing, according to a new report from Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center. Poor wastewater infrastructure in Maryland threatens the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest and most diverse estuary.
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