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American eels will not be added to endangered species list

American eel numbers are low, but stable, along the East Coast and do not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act, a multiyear federal review has concluded.

Eels — once one of the most abundant fish in many freshwater streams — have suffered large population declines over the last century, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which had rejected a petition to list eels as threatened or endangered in 2007, said little had changed since that decision, and Wednesday rejected another request to list the species.

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  • Karl Blankenship
  • Fisheries

Natural areas offer refuge from urban jungle

More than 17 million people live and work in the Chesapeake watershed, encompassing 64,000 square miles and parts of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New York and the entire District of Columbia....
Kathy Reshetiloff | Bay Naturalist 10/05/15

CBF Brock Center’s take on ‘green’ gives new meaning to the word

What if they announced a new shopping mall and we all cheered because it would mean cleaner air, healthier water and more wildlife habitat? That vision of green building from eco-planner William McDonough still eludes us;...
Tom Horton | Chesapeake Born 10/05/15

Astronomer, surveyor, agriculturalist

There is a little-known museum and park in Maryland where you can learn about a man whose story deserves telling. Benjamin Banneker, an African-American astronomer who helped survey the boundaries of Washington, DC, and...
Alison Gillespie | Article 09/10/15

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