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Synthesis of Science for the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem and Implications for Environmental Management

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Chesapeake Bay,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1316/circular1316.pdf

Presents a synthesis of the science on the condition of the Chesapeake Bay and its relationship to the 2001-2006 goals for restoration. Among the key findings: population in the Bay region increased by 8% during the 1990s but impervious surfaces increased by 41%. Other factors covered in the report include the effect of climate change, transport of nitrogen in ground water, the occurrence of pesticides, the problem of increasing sediment, and impacts on fish and wildlife health. From the U.S. Geological Survey.