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Decline in Dead Zones: Efforts to Heal Chesapeake Bay Are Working
November 3, 2011
Efforts to reduce the flow of fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay appear to be giving a boost to the bay's health.
Johns Hopkins University
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