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A new website takes the sting out of your summer by predicting jellyfish migration patterns

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water — it is.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has created a website that forecasts the location of sea nettles throughout the Chesapeake and its tributaries.

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Show off your animal relations

We know you have pets.    

According to the Humane Society of the United States, 77.5 million dogs and 93.6 million cats around the country share our homes. On top of that staggering census, the Humane Society reports that we also spend generously on our pets — at least $200 per year on vet bills alone. Why not show off your furry money pits?

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You can hunt them, paint them or spend $5 to support them

It’s about that time of year when Maryland’s black bears go from being predators to prey.

On August 2, Maryland Department of Natural Resources began accepting applications from hunters who hope to shoot a bear in the season opening October 25.

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You can hunt them, paint them or spend $5 to support them

 

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Leg bands help tell the story

Since April, 1,212 birds have been rescued from the filth spilling out of the Deep Water Horizon rig in the Gulf oil spill. Another 2,188 birds were found dead. Of the survivors, 511 have been released.

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Far ahead of schedule, this summer’s bumper crop is shocking the system

This is the true story about all of us who unwittingly, faithfully and dutifully went to our garden centers and bought tomato plants in mid-April. In this region, we’re cautioned not to plant before May 1. That was then. This is now, 2010, after the coldest, snowiest winter on record.

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Far ahead of schedule, this summer’s bumper crop is shocking the system

 

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Safely stashed in the doomsday vault are a diversity of seeds from New Mexico’s most well-known food group

 

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a person in a chicken suit

 

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