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The Issues - Agriculture - Nitrogen & Phosphorus - Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Issues - Agriculture - Nitrogen & Phosphorus - Chesapeake Bay Foundation | Human-caused pollution on Chesapeake Bay biome | Scoop.it
The largest source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay comes from agricultural runoff, contributing roughly 40% of the nitrogen and 50% of the phosphorus.
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This source, presented by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, briefs the impact of agriculture on the Eastern Shore and other watershed regions insofar as it relates to nitrogen and phosphorus content in the soils and tributaries of the Bay.

 

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"Nitrogen & Phosphorus." The Issues. Chesapeake Bay Foundation, n.d. Web. 7 July 2014. <http://www.cbf.org/how-we-save-the-bay/issues/agriculture/nitrogen-phosphorus>.
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Bacteria Levels in Sligo Creek

Bacteria Levels in Sligo Creek | Human-caused pollution on Chesapeake Bay biome | Scoop.it
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This is data on a tributary to the Anacostia River, Sligo Creek, which flows through the eastern suburbs of Montgomery County, MD.

 

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"Bacteria Levels in Sligo Creek." Bacteria Levels in Sligo Creek. Friends of Sligo Creek, n.d. Web. 6 July 2014. <http://www.fosc.org/Bacteria.htm>.
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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Historical Land Use: Impact on Water Quality and Diatom Communities

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This intensive study reviews the impact of human land use on water quality, as well as certain species in the Bay watershed (which stretches from North Carolina all the way up to southwestern Pennsylvania and parts of southern New York). As it was published in 1995, it may be dated in its findings, but will still be useful in showing the impact of human land use on the watershed.

 

MLA CITATION:

Cooper, Sherri Rumer. "Chesapeake Bay Watershed Historical Land Use: Impact on Water Quality and Diatom Communities." Ecological Applications 5: 703-723. Web. 5 July 2014.
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Massacre on the bay

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This article synthesizes several scientific studies that explore a possibly causal relationship between intensive poultry farming on the Delmarva Peninsula (known locally as the "Eastern Shore") and decreasing fish populations in the Chesapeake Bay. Additionally, it documents some of the State of Maryland's attempts to reverse these hypothesized effects through heightened regulations of Bay watershed tributaries. Two words of caution (mostly to myself): this article was published in 1997, and conditions have changed in some way since then; also, it was published in TIME, so some of the more nuanced scientific details may have been glossed over in order to make the piece more palatable to the public.

 

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Cohen, Adam. "Massacre on the Bay." TIME 29 Sept. 1997: 60. Print.

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Programs & Initiatives - Maryand Oyster Restoration - Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Programs & Initiatives - Maryand Oyster Restoration - Chesapeake Bay Foundation | Human-caused pollution on Chesapeake Bay biome | Scoop.it
Learn about oyster restoration programs in Maryland.
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This article on the CBF website details the process of oyster restoration, which utilizes oyster farming as a sustainable way to filter the polluted waters of the Bay.

 

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"Oyster Restoration." . Chesapeake Bay Foundation, n.d. Web. 3 July 2014. <http://www.cbf.org/how-we-save-the-bay/programs-initiatives/maryland/oyster-restoration>.

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Friends of Sligo Creek Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Sites

Friends of Sligo Creek Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Sites | Human-caused pollution on Chesapeake Bay biome | Scoop.it
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This is data on a tributary to the Anacostia River, Sligo Creek, flows through the eastern suburbs of Montgomery County, MD.

 

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Friends of Sligo Creek Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Sites." Friends of Sligo Creek Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Sites. Friends of Sligo Creek, n.d. Web. 6 July 2014. <http://www.fosc.org/MacroInvSites.htm>.

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Determination of ammonia emission rates from a tunnel ventilated chicken house using passive samplers and a Gaussian dispersion model.

Determination of ammonia emission rates from a tunnel ventilated chicken house using passive samplers and a Gaussian dispersion model.

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Whereas my previous Scoop from this week is much more general, this journal article focuses on specific emission properties insofar as poultry farming on the Delmarva Peninsula is concerned. My other article from this week implicates the biosphere and hydrosphere of the biome, but this article instead explores the interconnectivity between the biosphere and atmosphere. It is much more scientifically detailed, and holds much more academic weight, as it is published in a scientific journal (not TIME).

 

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CITATION: Siefert, Ronald, and Joseph Scudlark. "Determination of ammonia emission rates from a tunnel ventilated chicken house using passive samplers and a Gaussian dispersion model." Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 59: 99-115. Print. 23 June 2014.

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