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  The Chesapeake Bay and the Conowingo Dam

Students make a Chesapeake connection

  The class pets in one public school district in Maryland are anything but ordinary. Some students are helping are helping diamonback terrapins get a head start on life--and helping the Chesapeake Bay in the process.   NBC's Wynne Anderson reports. 

'Dead zones' predicted for Gulf, Chesapeake Bay

Scientists in Michigan and Louisiana are predicting a big summer "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico unless a tropical storm hits the area shortly before or during the annual measurement. In the Chesapeake Bay, scientists expect a smaller-than-average area where there's too little oxygen to support fi Full story

Fish kills caused by lingering Chesapeake Bay pollution

  Almost a year ago, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee dumped millions of pounds of sediment, garbage, and sewage into the Chesapeake Bay.  But the worst of the devastation didn't appear until this past summer- in the form of a massive fish kill. NBC's Katie Wall reports.

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