The Chesapeake Bay is a poster child for environmental degradation. The largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake catches the runoff from one of the country’s oldest farming districts. It has been barraged by decades of nutrient runoff from urban and agricultural waste, with outflows of nitrogen and phosphorous pollution stimulating light-blocking algal blooms that have choked the bay and annihilated thousands of hectares of underwater plants.
But the Chesapeake Bay is also the poster child for large-scale restoration efforts.
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Despite the Trump administration’s persistent efforts to cut Chesapeake Bay cleanup funds, the Senate just voted to fund the full program.
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